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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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With this latest report, science has spoken yet again and with much more clarity," declared UN boss Ban Kimoon, almost deifying the global outfit's discredited pseudo-science as if it could "speak" to the Earth's lowly carbon sinners.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kimoon has emphasized the critical role played by international trade in lifting economies out of poverty is an invaluable one while stressing that it must remain consonant with the objectives enshrined in the post-2015 development agenda.
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GENERAL Ban Kimoon has said it is more urgent than ever to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could spill into the Middle East and called on both sides to agree a cease re.
Certainly, UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon should send an investigation delegation to the country to study the aspects of the crime and the brutal killing of the people," he added.
UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon said he looked forward to co-operation with the Holy See under Pope Francis' "wise leadership," while European Union leaders Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso wished the new Catholic leader "a long and blessed pontificate.
Amongst the dignitaries attending the conference would be United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kimoon, Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud al Kabeer of Saudi Arabia, Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandeel and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, it added.
He is expected to meet UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon and UN-appointed name issue mediator Matthew Nimetz to whom he would explain that the process of resolution of the dispute had long been in a standstill, for no fault of Macedonia's though.
The crisis in Syria will remain the focus of the UN Security Council," Russia Today website cited Lavrov as saying in a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry commenting on the statements of UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon on Syria.
Put on the back foot over the alleged misconduct by its officials, Pakistan's permanent representative at the UN, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, has informed Ban Kimoon that Islamabad has decided to initiate ' court martial' proceedings against the accused.
He commented in a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon and the chief of the UN Security Council on Ban's recently published report on implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1559.
Mikati's pledge came during an "unannounced" meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Kimoon that took place on the sidelines of the "Friends of Libya" meeting in France earlier this month.