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  • 2006.10.14
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    Ban Ki-moon (June 13, 1944 -) is a diplomat and the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations who served as the 7th Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of South Korea.

    After graduating from Seoul National University in 1970, he passed the Foreign Service Examination as the second-highest grade and worked at the Foreign Ministry. Of foreign policy, became the director-general of the Foreign Office secretary for diplomacy and security, the former president, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade through and from November 2006 to January 2004, Roh Moo-hyun.Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade from the government.

    He was elected the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations at the General Assembly on October 13, 2006 and began his term as Secretary-General of the United Nations on January 1, 2007, succeeding Kofi Annan.

    In June 2011, a resolution recommending Ban Ki-moon to serve a second term was passed by a round of applause from 192 member countries at the General Assembly, with the unanimous vote of the Security Council and signed by all local groups, and succeeded in his second term as U.N. Secretary-General.

    With Ban Ki-moon retiring on Dec. 31, 2016, after completing his 10-year term as U.N. Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who was elected as the incoming U.N. Secretary-General, began his term on Jan. 1, 2017.

    He was elected president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Committee in 2017.

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