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Title: COST OF WAR IN AFRICA
Tags: AFRICA WAR
Blog Entry: Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Security Council’s open debate on preventive diplomacy in Africa, as delivered by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, in New York, today, 16 July: Preventive diplomacy is an old art but it faces new and evolving challenges. There is a pressing need to re-evaluate how we can use our limited resources and capabilities to maximize the impact of preventive action. I therefore thank the Nigerian presidency of the Security Council for its initiative in convening this debate, and I would like to welcome in particular His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Nigeria [Henry Odein Ajumogobia]. I thank you honourable Minister for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with us this morning for this important debate.