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The Secretary General: Ban Ki-moon


Ban Ki-moon began his five-year term as the eighth UN Secretary General – and second UN chief from Asia – on January 1, 2007. The South Korean national beat out five other candidates seeking to replace Kofi Annan as the UN's highest ranking official. The task of leading the UN will not be easy in this era of unilateralism and single power hegemony. Considered a consummate mediator by many, Ban must prove himself a strong, insightful leader who can win space for independent action, build new capacity for the UN, and exercise leadership on great issues of humanity. This page follows major developments in and highlights of Ban's career as UN Secretary General.

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The Secretary General

Biographies and Profiles
This page links to biographies and other profiles on Ban Ki-moon.

Ban Ki-moon and the Future of the UN
This page posts articles and documents on Ban Ki-moon's vision of the future of the UN.

Ban Ki-moon and the US
This section analyzes the Secretary General's relationship with the US.

Ban Ki-moon and Peace and Security
This page posts information on Ban Ki-moon's work and speeches on peace and security.

Ban Ki-moon and Social and Economic Policy
This section looks at the Secretary General's work in social and economic policy.

Ban Ki-moon and UN Reform
This page looks at Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's reform agenda.

Lead-Up to Selection
This page posts information on the selection of Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary General.

Links and Resources
This page provides external links and resources on the Secretary General.

More Information on the Secretary General


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