Ban Ki-Moon


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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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Ban Ki-moon said he will present the new counter-terrorism strategy to the UN General Assembly in January 2016.
Ahead of what is expected to be one of the busiest high-level periods in recent memory at the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that sixty million people have left their homes fleeing war and persecution.
Ban Ki-moon during his visit to Bishkek on June 11 said the project will promote cooperation between the border communities of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Ban Ki-moon represents the kind of role model that the Harvard Foundation wishes to present to Harvard students as a symbol of humanitarianism.
According to the statement, Ban Ki-moon welcomes "the strong stance adopted by the IGAD Heads of States on the conflict in South Sudan which is in the interest of the people of South Sudan".
Previously, Ban Ki-moon left for Ramallah and then for Jerusalem to meet with the head of the Palestine national unity government Rami Hamdallah and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Both PM Dung and Ban Ki-moon expressed their pleasure with the fine development of the Viet Nam-UN relations.
Berlin, Rabi'I 29, 1435, January 30, 2014, SPA -- Secretary General of United Nation Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to move in the Central African Republic before it is too late.
ARBIL/ Aswat al-Iraq: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here in an official visit to Iraqi Kurdish region.
Petersburg on Thursday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced the need for a speedy convocation of Geneva-2 on Syria.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, have urged the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to play an effective role in resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris' aspirations.
Talking to Radio Pakistan, he added that talks should be held with Ban Ki-Moon over LoC issue because the issue was more important in this critical time.