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U.N. chief visits Jerusalem, West Bank

U.N. chief visits Jerusalem, West Bank

JERUSALEM, Oct. 14 (UPI) --United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Jerusalem, Israel and Ramallah, West Bank.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon calls for peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests

U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon calls for peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) --United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon weighed in Tuesday on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
JC Finley
U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon: 'A better world is around the corner'

U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon: 'A better world is around the corner'

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) --United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, addressing the Global Citizens Festival in New York, offered optimism in addressing the world's problems.
Ed Adamczyk
Joe Biden convenes U.N. summit on peacekeeping

Joe Biden convenes U.N. summit on peacekeeping

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) --U.S. Vice President Joe Biden convened a summit on strengthening international peacekeeping at the United Nations in New York on Friday.
JC Finley
U.N. moves forward with ratification of Arms Trade Treaty

U.N. moves forward with ratification of Arms Trade Treaty

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) --The United Nations General Assembly moved forward with ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty on Thursday, less than two years after it was first adopted.
JC Finley
Obama urges more involvement in fighting Ebola virus

Obama urges more involvement in fighting Ebola virus

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) --President Barack Obama urged international inclusiveness as he spoke at a United Nations meeting on combating the Ebola virus Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N. Security Council unanimously passes counter-terrorism resolution

U.N. Security Council unanimously passes counter-terrorism resolution

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) --President Barack Obama chaired a U.N. Security Council meeting Wednesday, where he called for a vote on an international counter-terrorism resolution.
JC Finley
China promises action on climate change

China promises action on climate change

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) --China, for the first time, pledged a serious commitment to tackling the issue of climate change.
Ed Adamczyk
Pope Francis has no comment yet on latest anti-Islamic State airstrikes

Pope Francis has no comment yet on latest anti-Islamic State airstrikes

HOLY SEE, Vatican City, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Pope Francis has not yet commented on the commencement of U.S.-led airstrikes inside Syria, targeting the Islamic State terror group.
JC Finley
Obama speaks of progress, challenge at Climate Change Summit

Obama speaks of progress, challenge at Climate Change Summit

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Speaking at the United Nations' Climate Change Summit Tuesday, President Barack Obama called for a unified approach to tackling environmental issues.
Ed Adamczyk
Leonardo DiCaprio joins Instagram day of U.N. Climate Summit

Leonardo DiCaprio joins Instagram day of U.N. Climate Summit

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Leonardo DiCaprio joined Instagram on Tuesday, and shared photos of himself at the "perfect setting" -- the U.N. Climate Summit.
Annie Martin
Report: MENA unprepared for climate change

Report: MENA unprepared for climate change

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Countries in the Middle East and North Africa have done little as a whole to address the threats from climate change, the American Security Project said Monday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Emma Watson talks feminism, gender equality in passionate U.N. speech

Emma Watson talks feminism, gender equality in passionate U.N. speech

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) --United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson gave a powerful speech Saturday while launching her new campaign to end gender inequality, HeForShe.
Veronica Linares
Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others

Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) --Thousands of New Yorkers and citizens across the globe march for climate change action on Sunday.
Thor Benson
World banks: All financial hands on climate deck

World banks: All financial hands on climate deck

MANILA, Sept. 19 (UPI) --A Friday report released from the Philippines by six leading multinational development banks said a wide range of funding is needed to avert climate change.
Daniel J. Graeber
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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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