Pictured is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump on his election as forty-fifth President of the United States of America UN Photo/Mark Garten.

In a statement made by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on November 9, he congratulated Donald Trump as forty-fifth President of the United States, and made the following remarks: “In the aftermath of a hard-fought and often divisive campaign, it is worth recalling and reaffirming that the unity in diversity of the United States is one of the country’s greatest strengths. I encourage all Americans to stay true to that spirit.”

He added that “today’s global challenges demand concerted global action and Joint solutions. As a founding member of the United Nations and permanent member of the Security Council, the United States is an essential actor across the international agenda” he added.  “People everywhere look to the United States to use its remarkable power to help lift humanity up and to work for the common good.”

Ban Ki-moon, whose term as UN Secretary-General of the United Nations for ten years will end on December 3l, 2016, added that “the United Nations will count on the new administration to strengthen the bonds of international cooperation as we strive together to uphold shared ideals.”

“This includes combatting climate change, advancing human rights, promoting mutual understanding and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve lives of peace, prosperity and dignity for all” he added. “Now, more than ever before, we must mobilize around the principles and common values of the United Nation Charter.”