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Ban Ki-moon
반기문
潘基文
Ban in Januar 2008, at a Warld Economic Forum meetin in Davos, Swisserland.
Secretary-General o the Unitit Naitions
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 Januar 2007
Deputy Asha-Rose Migiro
Jan Eliasson (current)
Precedit bi Kofi Annan
Meenister o Foreign Affairs an Trade
In office
17 Januar 2004 – 1 December 2006
Preses Roh Moo-hyun
Prime Meenister Goh Kun
Lee Hae-chan
Han Duck-soo
Han Myeong-sook
Precedit bi Yoon Young-kwan
Succeeded by Song Min-soon
Personal details
Born 13 Juin 1944 (1944-06-13) (age 69)[1]
Eumseong Coonty, North Chungcheong Province, Japanese Korea
(nou Eumseong Coonty, Sooth Korea)
Naitionality Sooth Korean
Spoose(s) Yoo Soon-taek
Childer 3
Alma mater Seoul Naitional Varsity (B.A.)
Harvard Varsity (M.P.A.)
Signatur
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Ban Gimun
McCune–Reischauer Pan Kimun
Korean pronunciation: [panɡimun]

Ban Ki-moon (Hangul: 반기문; Hanja: 潘基文; born 13 June 1944) is the aichth an current Secretar-General o the Unitit Naitions, efter succeedin Kofi Annan in 2007. Afore acoming Secretary-General, Ban wis a career diplomat in Sooth Korea's Meenistry o Foreign Affairs an in the Unitit Nations. He entered diplomatic service the year he graduatit frae varsity, acceptin his first post in New Delhi, Indie. In the foreign meenistry, he established a reputation for modesty an competence.

Ban wis the foreign minister o Sooth Korea frae Januar 2004 tae November 2006. In Februar 2006, he began tae campaign for the office o Secretary-General. Ban wis initially considered tae be a lang shot for the office. As foreign meenister o South Korea, however, he wis able tae travel tae aw o the kintras that wur members o the Unitit Naitions Security Cooncil, a maneuver that turned him intae the front runner.

On 11 October 2006, he wis electit tae be the aichth Secretar-General bi the Unitit Naitions General Assembly an offeecially succeedit Annan on 1 Januar 2007. Ban haes led several major refairms regardin peacekeepin an UN employment practices. Diplomatically, Ban haes taken particularly strang views on Darfur, whaur he helped persuade Sudanese Preses Omar al-Bashir tae allow peacekeepin troops tae enter Sudan; an on global wairmin, pressin the issue repeatedly wi umwhile U.S. Preses George W. Bush. Ban haes received strang criticism frae OIOS, the UN internal audit unit, statin that the secretariat, unner Ban's leadership, is "drifting intae irrelevance".[2]

In 2011, Ban ran unopposed for a seicont term as Secretar-General. On 21 Juin 2011, he wis unanimously re-electit bi the General Assembly an therefore will continue tae serve till 31 December 2016.[3][4]

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  1. Warren Hoge (9 December 2006). "For New U.N. Chief, a Past Misstep Leads to Opportunity". The New York Times. 
  2. "Arrhenius End of Assignment Report". Foreign Policy. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  3. "General Assembly appoints Ban Ki-moon to second term as UN Secretary-General". UN News Service. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  4. Louis Charbonneau (21 June 2011). "U.N. assembly approves second term for U.N. chief Ban". Reuters. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 

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