UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaking from Davos
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Ban Ki-moon pledges sustainable development priority

27 January 2012 Last updated at 12:27 GMT

The Secretary General of the UN has told industrial leaders they have a social and moral duty to innovate, in the drive to turn around the global financial crisis.

Speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ban Ki-moon said that many countries were calling for the economy to be revitalised, social inequality to be addressed and the planet to be saved.

Mr Ban said that sustainable development would be a priority for the UN in addressing these issues.