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Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon (Hangul: ???; Hanja: ???; Korean pronunciation: [pan.?i.mun]; born 13 June 1944) is a South Korean diplomat who was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. He entered diplomatic service the year he graduated from university, accepting his first post in New Delhi, India.

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One of the main lessons I have learned during my five years as Secretary-General is that broad partn ...

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I was profoundly moved to be the first United Nations Secretary-General to attend the Peace Memorial ...

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One of my earliest memories is walking up a muddy road into the mountains. It was raining. Behind me ...

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True security is based on people's welfare - on a thriving economy, on strong public health and educ ...

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I grew up in war and saw the United Nations help my country to recover and rebuild. That experience ...

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Not many countries establish a prize for peace. The Seoul Peace Prize has its roots in the 1988 Summ ...

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Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good ...

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Any use of chemical weapons, by anyone, under any circumstances, is a grave violation of the 1925 Pr ...

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Messengers of Peace such as Midori - and our Goodwill Ambassadors, who work directly with the UN age ...

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It is a sad but undeniable reality that people have died in the line of duty since the earliest days ...

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I call for greater measures to involve more women at higher levels in mine action. Governments shoul ...

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Whether addressing immediate crises or building long-term foundations of peace, the United Nations w ...

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At a time when we aim to accelerate our efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and defi ...

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When I was six, the Korean War broke out, and all the classrooms were destroyed by war. We studied u ...

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Europe and Africa share proximity and history, ideas and ideals, trade and technology. You are tied ...

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