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Ban Ki-Moon

(bän kē-mo͞on), 1944–, South Korean diplomat, secretary-general of the United Nations (2007–), b. Chungju, grad. Seoul National Univ. (B.S., 1970), Kennedy School of Government, Harvard (M.P.A., 1985). A career diplomat, Ban held a series of posts in the South Korean foreign ministry and in its embassies abroad, including ambassador to Austria (1998–2000) and to the United Nations (2001–2) and minister of foreign affairs and trade (2004–6). In 2006 he was elected to succeed Kofi AnnanAnnan, Kofi Atta
1938–, Ghanaian diplomat, secretary-general of the United Nations (1997–2006), b. Kumasi. The scion of a family of Fante chieftains, he studied at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. (grad. 1961), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.A.
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 as UN secretary-general; he was reelected in 2011.
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During a meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa yesterday with Ethiopia's President Haile Mariam Desalegn and the African Union Commission Nkosazana Zuma, Ban Ki Moon discussed the situation in South Sudan.
In this regard, Ban Ki Moon also urged the presidents of both Sudan Omar Al-Basheer and Uganda Yuri Museveni to use their office to the warring parties in South Sudan to assist ending this struggle.
As per media reports, UN SG Ban Ki Moon along with 19 members team will visit Pakistan from 13 to 15 of August, during visit the team will hold meetings with president Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and officials of foreign ministries.
It will be very important visit of Un SG and it is also being assumed that Pakistani authorities will also inform Ban Ki Moon about recent flood havocs.
In his letter, Ban Ki Moon expressed appreciation to Sheikh Abdullah's active contribution during meetings the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP), held in presence of Co-chairs President Tarja Halonen of Finland and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.
The Foreign Minister disclosed that UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon is due in Lebanon upcoming January 13 and 14 and that he is due to meet with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, House Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister, Najib Mikati in addition to the local UNIFIL Commander in South Lebanon.
AaAaAa The Party's leaders castigated Ban Ki Moon for his interference in the domestic affairs of a Sovereign State and in an affair submitted to its judiciary authority, the unique organism empowered to try the persons proven having ties with a foreign country.
Ban Ki Moon called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and agreed on the need for "full cooperation" by all to ensure that the perpetrators of Mumbai terror strikes are brought to justice.
NNA - 14/6/2011- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon welcomed the formation of the Lebanese new cabinet, hoping this helps in meeting the challenges that Lebanon is facing.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon stated that Pakistan would soon recover from prevailing challenges of floods and reiterated that the world community is with the Pakistanis at this time of disaster.
NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2010 (Frontier Star): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon would be arriving in Islamabad today (Saturday) to assess the damage and critical situation caused by the deadly floods in Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Various social sector organizations have expressed the hope that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moons visit to Pakistan will inspire the worlds wealthiest countries to respond more quickly to grave humanitarian crisis in Pakistan.