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Russia blocks 'House of Cards' from filming at U.N. Security Council

Russia blocks 'House of Cards' from filming at U.N. Security Council

UNITED NATIONS, July 2 (UPI) --Russia used its informal veto power to block the hit Netflix series "House of Cards" from filming scenes at the U.N. Security Council in New York.
Aileen Graef
Delegates try to link environment with economy at UN assembly

Delegates try to link environment with economy at UN assembly

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 23 (UPI) --Delegates are meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, this week for the first ever United Nations Environmental Assembly to discuss conservation and sustainability issues.
Brooks Hays
44 Sunni prisoners die in Iraq police station assault

44 Sunni prisoners die in Iraq police station assault

BAQUBA, Iraq, June 17 (UPI) --At a Baquba, Iraq, police station Tuesday, 44 Sunni prisoners were killed as large-scale sectarian violence returned to the Baghdad area.
Ed Adamczyk
China's rig interfering with security, Hanoi says

China's rig interfering with security, Hanoi says

HANOI, Vietnam, June 13 (UPI) --The Vietnamese government said China is interfering with maritime security by deploying support vessels around an oil rig in disputed waters.
Daniel J. Graeber
UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
By United Press International
No warships near oil rig, China says

No warships near oil rig, China says

BEIJING, June 12 (UPI) --Vietnamese claims a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters near the Xisha Islands is under military escort are wrong, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said.
Daniel J. Graeber
4 U.N. peacekeepers killed by suicide bomber in Mali

4 U.N. peacekeepers killed by suicide bomber in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali, June 11 (UPI) --Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed in Mali on Wednesday when a suicide car bomber detonated at the entrance of the UN peacekeeping camp in Aguelhoc.
JC Finley
Vietnam: China moved oil rig

Vietnam: China moved oil rig

HANOI, Vietnam, June 11 (UPI) --A Vietnamese surveillance agency said Wednesday an oil rig stationed by China in disputed waters has moved under guard by six warships.
Daniel J. Graeber
China takes oil rig dispute to U.N.

China takes oil rig dispute to U.N.

BEIJING, June 10 (UPI) --The Chinese government said it would set the record straight on disputes with Vietnam over an oil rig positioned in the South China Sea.
Daniel J. Graeber
International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers observed on May 29

International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers observed on May 29

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) --The International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers, held annually since 2002, was observed on Thursday.
JC Finley
Putin visits China to attend Asian summit

Putin visits China to attend Asian summit

SHANGHAI , May 20 (UPI) --Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Shanghai Tuesday for talks with Chinese leaders and a summit meeting of Asian countries.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N.'s Arab League envoy Brahimi resigns

U.N.'s Arab League envoy Brahimi resigns

UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (UPI) --Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations-League of Arab States' special envoy, has resigned, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Norwegian major general first female tapped to lead U.N. peacekeeping force

Norwegian major general first female tapped to lead U.N. peacekeeping force

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) --The United Nations has appointed Norwegian Major General Kristin Lund as its first female peacekeeping force commander.
JC Finley
Pope Francis calls for 'legitimate redistribution' of wealth

Pope Francis calls for 'legitimate redistribution' of wealth

VATICAN CITY, May 9 (UPI) --In a speech to the United Nations on Friday, Pope Francis called for countries to redistribute wealth to the poor and end the "economy of exclusion."
Aileen Graef
U.N. chief urges bold leadership on climate change

U.N. chief urges bold leadership on climate change

ABU DHABI , United Arab Emirates, May 5 (UPI) -- Speaking at a climate change conference United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for political arguments to change the attitudes of governments.
Ed Adamczyk
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participates in an international donor conference for Afghanistan in Paris on June 12, 2008. The conference hopes to raise $50 billion to aid in the rebuilding of Afghanistan. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Harvard University

Ban Ki-moon (Hangul: 반기문; born 13 June 1944) is the current Secretary-General of the United Nations succeeding Kofi Annan in 2007. 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 college, accepting his first post in New Delhi, India. In the foreign ministry he established a reputation for modesty and competence.

Ban was the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea from January 2004 to November 2006. In February 2006 he began to campaign for the office of Secretary-General. Ban was initially considered to be a long shot for the office. As foreign minister of Korea, however, he was able to travel to all of the countries that were members of the United Nations Security Council, a maneuver that turned him into the front runner.

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