Ban Ki-moon

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Ban Ki-moon

Eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations, after succeeding Kofi Annan in 2007 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1944.

Countries: United States (16%), (14%), United Kingdom (5%)

Main connections: United Nations, United Nations General Assembly, Kofi Annan

Linked to: United Nations General Assembly, The Washington Post, Harvard University, The Economist

 

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In 1952, he was selected by his class to address a message to UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, but it is unknown if the message was ever sent add something


1953

Dag Hammarskjold did not become Secretary-General until 1953 add something


1960

For example, Ban became the first senior South Korean minister to travel to the Republic of the Congo since its independence in 1960 add something


1962

Ban Ki-moon met Yoo Soon-taek in 1962 when they were both high school students add something

 

In 1962, Ban won an essay contest sponsored by the Red Cross and earned a trip to the United States where he lived in San Francisco with a host family for several months add something


1970

He received a bachelor's degree in international relations from Seoul National University in 1970, and earned a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1985 add something

 

He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in May 1970, and worked his way up the career ladder during the years of the Yusin Constitution add something


1971

Ban Ki-moon married Yoo Soon-taek in 1971 add something


1972

His elder daughter, Seon-yong, was born in 1972 and now works for the Korea Foundation in Seoul add something


1974

His son, Woo-hyun was born in 1974 in India add something

 

In 1974 he received his first posting to the United Nations, as First Secretary of the South Permanent Observer Mission add something


1979

After Park Chung-hee's 1979 assassination, Ban assumed the post of Director of the United Nations Division add something


1980

He quickly clarified his stance in the case of Barzan al-Tikriti and Awad al-Bandar, two top officials who were convicted of the deaths of 148 Shia Muslims in the Iraqi village of Dujail in the 1980s add something

 

In 1980 Ban became director of the United Nations' International Organizations and Treaties Bureau, headquartered in Seoul add something


1992

In 1992, he became Vice Chairman of the South-North Joint Nuclear Control Commission, following the adoption by South and North Korea of the Joint Declaration of the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula add something


1995

He was promoted to the position of Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and International Organizations in 1995 and appointed National Security Advisor to the President in 1996 add something


1998

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization - Ban was appointed Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia in 1998, and a year later he was elected as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization add something


2001

Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty - During the negotiations, in what Ban considers the biggest blunder of his career, he included in a public letter a positive statement about the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2001, not long after the United States had decided to abandon the treaty add something

 

In 2001, during the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Republic of Korea held the rotating presidency, and to Ban's surprise, he was selected to be the chief of staff to general assembly president Han Seung-soo add something


2002

Sergei Ordzhonikidze - He was first appointed to the position by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in March 2002 and was reappointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in February 2007

 

Sergei Ordzhonikidze - He was first appointed to the position by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on 1 March 2002, and was re-appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in February 2007


2003

In 2003, incoming president Roh Moo-hyun selected Ban as one of his foreign policy advisors add something

 

The United Nations had already limited its role in Iraq after its Baghdad headquarters was bombed in August 2003, killing 22 people add something


2004

In 2004, Ban replaced Yoon Young-Kwan as foreign minister of South Korea under president Roh Moo-hyun add something

 

Ban was the foreign minister of the Republic of Korea from January 2004 to November 2006 add something


2005

In September 2005, as foreign minister, he played a leading role in the diplomatic efforts to adopt the Joint Statement on resolving the North Korean nuclear issue at the Fourth Round of the Six-party talks held in Beijing add something


2006

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia-tribunal, which was established by both the United Nations and Cambodia and which became operational in 2006, is expected to continue until at least 2010 add something

 

In February 2006, Ban declared his candidacy to replace Kofi Annan as UN Secretary-General at the end of 2006, becoming the first South Korean to run for the office add something

 

In February 2006, he began to campaign for the office of Secretary-General add something

 

On 11 October 2006, he was elected to be the eighth Secretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly and officially succeeded Annan on 1 January 2007 add something

 

Surakiart Sathirathai - South Korea's foreign minister, Ban Ki-Moon, won the support of the Security Council's five permanent members in an informal vote on the next UN secretary general held on 3 October 2006, and was subsequently elected Secretary-General


2007

In 2007, the Republic of Nauru raised the issue of allowing the Republic of China to sign the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women add something

 

Ban took the first foreign trip of his term to attend the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2007 as part of an effort to reach out to the Group of 77 add something

 

At his first encounter with the press as Secretary-General on 2 January 2007, he refused to condemn the death penalty imposed on Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi High Tribunal, remarking that "The issue of capital punishment is for each and every member State to decide" add something

 

At a press conference on 11 January 2007, Ban remarked, "My French perhaps could be improved, and I am continuing to work add something

 

On the broader issue, he told a Washington, D.C., audience on 16 January 2007 that he recognized and encouraged the "growing trend in international society, international law and domestic policies and practices to phase out eventually the death penalty add something

 

On 23 January 2007 Ban took office as the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations add something

 

On 1 March 2007 in a speech before the UN General Assembly, Ban emphasized his concerns about global warming add something

 

On Thursday, 22 March 2007, while Ban was taking part in the first stop of a tour of the Middle East, a mortar attack hit just from where the Secretary-General was standing, interrupting a press conference in Baghdad's Green Zone, and visibly shaking Ban and others add something

 

On 19 July 2007, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian wrote to request admission into the UN by the name Taiwan add something

 

On 31 July 2007 the United Nations Security Council approved sending 26,000 UN peacekeepers into the region to join 7,000 troops from the African Union add something

 

The first phase of the peacekeeping mission began in October 2007 add something

 

United Nations - The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General, who acts as the "de facto" spokesperson and leader of the UN. The current Secretary-General is Ban Ki-moon, who took over from Kofi Annan in 2007 and has been elected for a second term to conclude at the end of 2016

 

United Nations - The UN's most prominent position is Secretary-General which has been held by Ban Ki-moon of South Korea since 2007

 

John Holmes (British diplomat) - From January 2007 to August 2010 he was Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Bernard Membe - In January 2007, he was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation after his predecessor Asha-Rose Migiro was appointed as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General by the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

 

Vijay K. Nambiar - He was Chef de Cabinet under UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from 1 January 2007 to February 2012

 

Asha-Rose Migiro - Migiro was appointed to the post of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon, the new United Nations Secretary-General from South Korea, on January 5, 2007

 

Konrad Osterwalder - He was appointed to the position by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in May 2007

 

Ricardo Lagos - Since May 2007 he has served as a Special Envoy on Climate Change for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Ricardo Lagos - On May 2, 2007, Lagos, along with Gro Harlem Brundtland and Han Seung-soo, was named by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a Special Envoy on Climate Change

 

United Nations Human Rights Council - On 20 June 2007, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement that read: "The Secretary-General is disappointed at the council's decision to single out only one specific regional item given the range and scope of allegations of human rights violations throughout the world

 

Edmond Mulet - On 27 July 2007, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced his intention to appoint Mulet as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, effective 1 September

 

Ashraf Qazi - On September 4, 2007, the UN's Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ashraf Qazi as his new Special Representative in Sudan

 

Staffan de Mistura - After that, he became Director of the UN Staff College in Turin, Italy, a post he retained until 11 September 2007, when Ban Ki-moon appointed him as his Special Representative for Iraq

 

Roland Kpotsra - He held that post until 2007, when he was appointed as Togo's Permanent Representative to the UN again; he presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on October 1, 2007

 

Richard Branson - On 7 December 2007, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon presented Branson with the United Nations Correspondents Association Citizen of the World *award for his support for environmental and humanitarian causes


2008

Ban Ki-moon criticized Israel on 10 March 2008 for planning to build housing units in a West Bank settlement, saying the decision conflicts with "Israel's obligation under the road map" for Middle East peace add something

 

On the tenth anniversary of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot's death, 15 April 2008, Ban Ki-moon appealed for the senior leaders of the regime to be brought to justice add something

 

The conference was initiated after Ban had met with Than Shwe, the leading figure of Myanmar's government 23 May 2008 add something

 

Ban Ki-moon flew to Myanmar on 25 May 2008 to guide a conference with international agencies aimed at boosting donations for the nation, which was struck by Cyclone Nargis on 2 May 2008 add something

 

Alain Le Roy - He was appointed to the position in June 2008 by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Lamberto Zannier - He was appointed to this position by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June 2008

 

Navi Pillay - On 24 July 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nominated Pillay to succeed Louise Arbour as High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Navanethem Pillay - On 24 July 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nominated Pillay to succeed Louise Arbour as High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Romano Prodi - On 12 September 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon selected Prodi as president of the African Union-UN peacekeeping panel


2009

During a meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, 7 January 2009, Ban called for an immediate end to fighting in the Gaza Strip add something

 

Ban was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Malta on 22 April 2009 add something

 

On 3 September 2009 he further emphasized his concerns at the World Climate Conference in Geneva, when he stated, "Our foot is stuck on the accelerator and we are heading towards an abyss" add something

 

International Renewable Energy Agency - Hélène Pelosse, former Interim Director General of IRENA, met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during 2009 Climate week in New York, and together with Mr Ban explored future fields of cooperation between IRENA and various UN bodies

 

Prostitution - In 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all countries remove bans on prostitution and homosexual sex, because "such laws constitute major barriers to reaching key populations with HIV services"

 

Peter W. Galbraith - Galbraith, considered a close ally of Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan, was announced as the next United Nations' Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan on March 25, 2009 but abruptly left the country in mid September 2009 at the request of UN Special Representative to Afghanistan Kai Eide following a dispute over the handling of the reported fraud in the 2009 Afghan presidential election - and on September 30, the UN announced that he had been removed from his position by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Helen Clark - She was officially sworn in by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 27 April 2009

 

Russell Simmons - In May 2009, he was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Slavery Memorial at the United Nations to honor the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Jean-Georges Vongerichten - In June 2009, Vongerichten catered a dinner party at the home of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Aung San Suu Kyi - On 3 July 2009, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon went to Burma to pressure the junta into releasing Suu Kyi and to institute democratic reform

 

Gerard Araud - He presented his credentials to Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General, on 10 September 10, 2009

 

Naomi Watts - On 1 December 2009, Watts was meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and joined the AIDS response at a dramatic public event commemorating World AIDS Day 2009


2010

Former U.N. Under Secretary General for Oversight Services Inga-Britt Ahlenius denounced Ban Ki-moon after resigning her post in 2010, calling him reprehensible add something

 

"The Washington Post", 20 July 2010 add something

 

Peter Middlebrook - In 2010 he led the Economic and Infrastructure Development work presented at the 2010 Kabul International Conference attended by Hamid Karzai, Hillary Rodham Clinton and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and in 2011 he led the Economic Impact Assessment team for the US Government on the New Silk Road Strategy

 

Avoided Deforestation Partners - In 2010, during COP16 in Cancún, Mexico, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was the keynote speaker at the AD Partners event

 

Staffan de Mistura - End of January 2010, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced his intention to appoint de Mistura in March 2010 as the top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan

 

Margot Wallstrom - On 31 January 2010, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, announced at the African Union summit in Ethiopia his intention to nominate Wallström as his first ever Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

 

Edmond Mulet - On 31 March 2010, Mulet was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

 

Augustine P. Mahiga - Mahiga is the current United Nations Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia, positions to which he was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on June 9, 2010

 

Edward Norton - In July 2010, Norton was designated as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Wimal Weerawansa - On July 8, 2010 Weerawansa and his party colleagues started a Hunger strike in front of the Colombo UN office to protest against the "Experts Panel" appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

 

Sha Zukang - At an Austrian meeting of UN officials in September 2010, he said to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, "I know you never liked me, Mr. Secretary-General

 

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator - The current holder is Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos of the United Kingdom, who took office on 1 September 2010, following her appointment by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Michelle Bachelet - On 14 September 2010, Bachelet was appointed as head of the newly created United Nations body UN Women by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Stephen M. Schwebel - On 12 October 2010, Schwebel was appointed by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as the Chairman of "Pakistan v


2011

In 2011, Ban ran unopposed for a second term as Secretary-General add something

 

On 6 June 2011, Ban Ki-moon formally announced his candidacy for a second consecutive term as Secretary-General of the United Nations add something

 

On 17 June 2011, he received the recommendation of the Security Council by a unanimous vote, and, on 21 June, his nomination was confirmed by a unanimous acclamation vote at the United Nations General Assembly add something

 

On 21 June 2011, he was unanimously re-elected by the General Assembly and therefore will continue to serve until 31 December 2016 add something

 

Ban Ki-moon's first mandate as the Secretary-General was set to end on 31 December 2011 add something

 

World Economic Forum - In 2011, some 250 public figures attended the annual meeting, including: Felipe Calderón, Robert B. Zoellick, Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Nicolas Sarkozy, Ban Ki-moon, Angela_Merkel, N. Chandrababu Naidu, Ferenc Gyurcsany, François Fillon, Morgan Tsvangirai, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Min Zhu, Paul Kagame, Queen Rania of Jordan, Dmitry Medvedev, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Kevin Rudd, Barney Frank, Kofi Annan, Werner Faymann, Leonel Fernández, Jacob Zuma, Naoto Kan, Jean-Claude Trichet and Zeng Peiyan

 

Abou Moussa - He was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 11 March 2011

 

Mahinda Rajapaksa - In April 2011, Ban Ki-moon published a report by a UN-appointed panel of experts, which concluded that as many as 40,000 people were killed in the final weeks of the war between the Tamil Tigers and government forces

 

Edmond Mulet - He was appointed to this position by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 2 June 2011

 

Edmond Mulet - On 2 June 2011, Mulet was re-appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations - a position Mulet had previously held from 2007 to 2010 before being deployed to Haiti

 

Charles-Armel Doubane - Bozizé appointed Doubane as Permanent Representative to the &United_Nations; he presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 23 June 2011

 

Bert Koenders - He was appointed to this position by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 2 August 2011

 

Herve Ladsous - He was appointed to this position by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 2 September 2011, following Alain Le Roy


2012

His new five-year term as Secretary-General commenced on 1 January 2012 and will end on 31 December 2016 add something

 

On 7 March 2012, Ban Ki-moon delivered an historic speech entitled 'The Time Has Come' to the United Nations Human Rights Council urging the Council to place greater emphasis on combating homophobia and LGBT rights around the world add something

 

On 9 May 2012 Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon expressed his concern about the condition of the Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli prisons add something

 

On 30 August 2012 Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon criticized the Iranian leadership due to their statements regarding Israel's destruction and denying the Holocaust add something

 

Renzo Rosso - In February, 2012, Rosso was invited by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations to host a press conference at The United Nations together with Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to The United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, about the progress of Millennium Promise and the Only The Brave Foundation

 

Jan Eliasson - On 2 March 2012, Jan Eliasson was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Gordon Brown - In July 2012 Brown was named by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a &United_Nations Special Envoy on Global Education

 

Millennium Development Goals - On 31 July 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed 26 public and private leaders to advise him on the post-MDG agenda

 

Aishwarya Rai - In September 2012, Rai had joined United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and renowned Hollywood actor Michael Douglas at a ceremony to commemorate the International Day of Peace in New York

 

Tarek Mitri - On 12 September 2012, he was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

 

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser - He was appointed as High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations of the United Nations by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on 28 September 2012

 

Romano Prodi - On 9 October 2012, Romano Prodi was appointed by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his Special Envoy for the Sahel

 

Psy - On October 23, 2012, Psy met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters where Ban expressed his desire to work with the singer because of his "unlimited global reach"


2013

In April 2013, he described LGBT rights as one of the great neglected human rights of our time add something

 

In July 2013, Ban announced that he would no longer negotiate with the UN's staff unions, which have launched an ://www add something

 

On August 16, 2013, Ban Ki-moon admitted that the UN was biased against Israel, stating in a meeting with Israeli students that there was a biased attitude towards the Israeli people and Israeli government at the UN. He described this as "an unfortunate situation add something

 

Lee Kun-hee - Lee was named the world's 41st most powerful person by Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People in 2013, the second highest among Koreans after Ban Ki-moon

 

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud - In March 2013, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon likewise urged Security Council members to vote to remove the sanctions so as to help the Somali authorities fortify their security apparatus and consolidate military gains

 

Jurgen Trittin - As part of the campaign, Trittin strengthened his profile as foreign policy expert by making a five-day trip to the United States in May 2013, including meetings with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and officials from the International Monetary Fund

 

Bert Koenders - He was appointed to the position by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 17 May 2013

 

Martin Kobler - He previously served as special Representative for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June 2013

 

Babacar Gaye - On 12 June 2013, he was appointed as Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office for the Central African Republic by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Specioza Kazibwe - In August 2013, she was appointed by the United Nations's Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon as "United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa"

 

Nikolay Mladenov - On 2 August 2013, Mladenov was appointed as United Nations Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Juan Somavia - On 7 November 2013, he was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as Special Adviser on Interregional Policy Cooperation

 

Geneva II Middle East peace conference - On 25 November 2013, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that on the planned conference on 22 January 2014, members of the Syrian regime and of the opposition will be present


2014

In September, 2014, Ban joined demonstrators in the People's Climate March in New York City, and called together world leaders for the UN Climate Summit, in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris in late 2015 add something

 

Robin Li - On August 29th, 2014, Robin Li has been appointed by the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, as co-chair of the Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

 

Helen Clark - In January 2014, a "Guardian" interview with Clark raised the possibility that she could take over as United Nations Secretary-General after Ban Ki-moon's retirement in 2016

 

Michael Bloomberg - On 31 January 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that he had appointed Mr. Bloomberg as his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, assisting him in consultations with mayors and related key stakeholders to raise political will and mobilize action among cities as part of a long-term strategy to advance efforts on climate change

 

Jacques Rogge - On 28 April 2014, Mr. Rogge was appointed Special Envoy for Youth Refugees and Sport by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to help promote sport as an empowerment tool for youth from displaced and refugee communities towards peace, reconciliation, security, health, education, gender equality and a more inclusive society

 

Jorge Bergoglio - During a May 2014 meeting with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Francis called on the United Nations to encourage the "legitimate distribution" of wealth

 

Pope Francis - During a May 2014 meeting with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Francis called on the United Nations to encourage the "legitimate distribution" of wealth

 

Lakhdar Brahimi - On 13 May 2014, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon announced that Brahimi would resign as the special envoy to Syria on 31 May 2014

 

Mary Robinson - In July 2014, Ban Ki-moon made Robinson his Special Envoy for Climate Change to interact with global leaders ahead of the 2014 Climate Summit in New York, at which the secretary-general said he hoped to forge political commitment to finalizing an agreement in 2015

 

Staffan de Mistura - On 10 July 2014, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that he had appointed de Mistura as the new special envoy tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Syria


2015

In January 2015, Judge J. Paul Oetken dismissed the case, affirming UN immunity add something

 

An appeal to Oetken's decision was submitted to the Court in May 2015 add something

 

Royal Institute of International Affairs - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on the 26th of February, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Chatham House - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on the 26th of February, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia - An online petition on behalf of Sahar and Jawaher, asking for their release and with 1,800 signatures as of January 2015, is addressed to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Barrack Obama

 

Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for Hadi to be restored as president after the Houthis installed themselves as the interim government in February 2015

 

Dag Hammarskjold - On 16 March 2015, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed members to an Independent Panel of Experts which will examine new information related to his death

 

Margot Wallstrom - World Humanitarian Summit - In May 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Wallström as member of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, an initiative aimed at preparing recommendations for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

 

Kristalina Georgieva - In May 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Georgieva and Nazrin Shah of Perak as co-chairs of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, an initiative aimed at preparing recommendations for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

 

Korea Exchange - On 22 May 2015, The Korea Exchange joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative in an event with the UN-SG Ban Ki-moon in attendance, as well as senior officials from UN Global Compact and UNCTAD

 

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator - The current holder is Stephen O'Brien of the United Kingdom, who took office on 29 May 2015, following his appointment by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

Babacar Gaye - In August 2015, forced to resign by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for ignoring reports of child sexual abuse including forced bestiality and rape by the UN peacekeepers under his command


2016

On 26 January 2016, Ban made a polemical statement in relation to the terrorist attacks committed by Palestinians against Israeli civilians that have left many dead in the previous months add something

 

World Humanitarian Summit - Known as the World Humanitarian Summit, the event will take place 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey add something

 

On June 26, 2016, during a speech in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ban said Russia "has a critical role to play" in addressing global issues "from ending the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, to safeguarding human rights and controlling the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction add something

 

On 30 August 2016, he was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Letters by National University of Singapore for his lifetime of service to humanity add something

 

António Guterres was appointed by the General Assembly on 13 October 2016 to be the successor of Ban Ki-moon once he steps down on 31 December 2016 add something

 

Philippe Aghion - In 2016, Aghion was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to an expert group advising the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, which was co-chaired by presidents François Hollande of France and Jacob Zuma of South Africa

 

Eve Ensler - In 2016, Ensler co-signed a letter to Ban Ki-Moon calling for a more humane drug policy, along with people like Warren Buffett, John Legend and Elizabeth Warren

 

John Legend - In 2016, Legend co-signed a letter to Ban Ki-Moon calling for a more humane drug policy, along with people like Richard Branson, Jane Fonda and George Shultz

 

George Papandreou - In 2016, Papandreou co-signed a letter to Ban Ki-Moon calling for a more humane drug policy, along with people like Glenn Greenwald, Olusegun Obasanjo and Anthony Romero

 

Global Elders - The latter sought to address in particular the process by which Ban Ki-moon's successor was to be appointed in 2016

 

Mary Robinson - In May 2016 Ban Ki-moon appointed Robinson and Macharia Kamau as Special Envoys of the Secretary-General on El Niño and Climate, tasking them with calling attention to the people around the world affected by severe El Niño-linked drought and climate impacts, and mobilising an integrated response that takes preparedness for future climatic events into account

 

Achim Steiner - On May 3 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the post of Executive Director of UNEP would be taken over by Erik Solheim in June 2016

 

European migrant crisis - On June 18, 2016, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has praised Greece for showing "remarkable solidarity and compassion" towards refugees and he called for international support

 

Werner Faymann - In August 2016, Faymann was named by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the United Nations' Special Envoy on Youth Unemployment

 

Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh - In November 2016, Al-Khasawneh was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines, co-chaired by Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland, and Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana


2017

According to most opinion polling, Ban is the leading potential candidate for President of South Korea in 2017, leading most major polls in Korea as of September 2016 add something

 

He is widely speculated to be a candidate for the upcoming 2017 South Korean presidential election add something

 

Ban returned to South Korea on January 13, 2017 add something

 

On February 1, 2017 he announced he would not be a candidate for president add something

 

On 14 September 2017, Ban Ki-Moon was elected chair of the International Olympic Committee's Ethics Commission add something


2018

On 6 September 2018, Bahn Joo-hyun was sentenced to six months in prison in Manhattan federal court add something