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Ban Ki-Moon

(bän gē-mo͞on), 1944–, South Korean diplomat, secretary-general of the United Nations (2007–16), 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. Ban continued his predecessors' efforts to modernize and restructure the UN administration. Although less of an activist than Annan, he consistently pursued throughout his two terms a broader and more effective international agreement on climate change, which ultimately culminated in the 2015 accord that was signed in Paris by 175 nations (see global warmingglobal warming,
the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. Global warming and its effects, such as more intense summer and winter storms, are also referred to as climate
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). Efforts at peacekeeping and protecting civilians from armed conflicts proved generally more difficult during his tenure, and were in some cases (Syria, E Ukraine) stymied by tensions on the Security Council between Russian and the West. António GuterresGuterres, António
(António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres), 1949–, Portuguese political leader, secretary-general of the United Nations (2017–), b. Lisbon, grad. Instituto Superior Ténico, Univ. of Lisbon (1971).
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 succeeded Ban as UN secretary-general.
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The meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Ghandour and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has also discussed the situation in South Sudan and the outcome of the recent joint Sudan and South Sudan ministerial meeting in Khartoum.
In response to Ban Ki Moon praising words towards Paksitan, Maliha Lodhi said Our mission towards peace is mutual and only through collectively efforts the UN peacekeeping mission would be able to achieve its objectives.
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.
Ban Ki Moon hoped Lebanon would be able to meet the security, political and economic challenges, stressing on the importance of "preserving the spirit of national dialogue and cooperation among the Lebanese political leaders.
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.
Commenting on the response of Ban Ki Moon, Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) Altaf Hussain Wani said it was encouraging that the UN Secretary General was concerned about the worst human rights situation in IOK and his willingness to help end Indian brutalities.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- United Nations (UN) secretary general (SG) Ban Ki Moon will pay his 2 days visit to Pakistan on August 13 and will talk with Pakistani authorities about promotion of education in the country.
ambassador Abdel-Mahmood Mohamed aa saying that Ban Ki Moon has promised to work on blocking the ICC indictements through his meetings with the P-5 members of the UN Security Council (UNSC).
Doha, Jumada I 11, 1435, Mar 12, 2014, SPA -- Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, recived here today a telephone call from the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon.
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.