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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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Recently, Ban co-founded the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, to support young people and women around the world.
Ban Ki-moon during the talks praised the state visit of Mirziyoyev to South Korea and underlined that this visit give an impetus to further development of cooperation between the two countries based on traditional friendship and mutual trust.
Edward Nalbandian outlined that the efficient cooperation with the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is highly appreciated in Armenia.
The UN, during the term of Ban Ki-moons, has deviated from its role in reaching fair solutions to the current international issues and couldn't solve any international problem, rather the accusations and cries of the oppressed people due to the UN's bias towards dominating states echoed loud in protest of the UN and Ban Ki-moon's stances," it added.
For past few days, Ban Ki-moon has issued few statements on Kashmir but it is ironic that rather than using his chair and office to impress upon India to give the right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir, he is only talking about the human rights violations and states that India and Pakistan must settle it bilaterally," she said.
Therefore there is no other reason for Ban Ki-moon visiting Athens but for the same reason he was here two years ago", stated Nikovski.
Ban Ki-Moon thanked Erdogan expressing his confidence the summit would serve as a strong message across the world.
According to the sources, during the visit, Ban Ki-moon planned to visit Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Le Secretaire general des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, s'est dit lundi [beaucoup moins que] alarme [beaucoup plus grand que] par la montee en puissance de l'organisation autoproclamee Etat Islamique en Libye, appelant les libyens a l'unite pour y faire face.
On ne le dira jamais assez : Les derniers derapages du secretaire general de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, porte un risque d'instabilite pour la region.
Le secretaire general des Nations unies (ONU), Ban Ki-moon, a affirme, hier, a Chahid El-Hafedh, que sa visite aux camps des refugies sahraouis est une occasion pour constater de visu une tragedie oubliee par la communaute internationale.
by ONA HHSayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, received in his office on Tuesday Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.