CBS News U.N. Resident Correspondent Pamela Falk

JFK with Secretary General U Thant, USUN Amb Adlai Stevenson Sept 20, 1963 photo, Yutaka Nagata/UN Photo.jpg; JFK addresses the UNGA photo, Teddy Chen/UN Photo; JFK addresses a Red Cross youth group with now-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon spoke out against violence during his trip to the Middle East. CBS News’ Pamela Falk was there and reports on developments.


This weekend, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined other diplomats at DiploMatch, a soccer match organized by Play31, which aimed to use the unifying power of football to bring together people who have been torn apart by war.

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Play31’s vision is a world in which all children are free to play, as stipulated in Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The goal of the DiploMatch was to raise enough money to finance a community tournament in Sierra Leone.

Photos credit: UNDP and Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

@UNSG @UKUN ‪@UN_Spokesperson U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon & U.K. Ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant play soccer @play31 with UNDP’s @heraldomunoz and Ambassadors from Liechtenstein, Israel, Morocco and more at Randall’s Island, New York to benefit victims of violence in Sierra Leone. 

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