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UN chief Ban Ki-moon elected for second term

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Latest update : 2011-06-22

South Korea's Ban Ki-moon was elected to serve a second five-year term as UN secretary general on Tuesday. The 67-year-old was unanimously approved by the 192-member General Assembly and will begin his new term on Jan 1, 2012.

AP - The U.N. General Assembly has voted unanimously to give Ban Ki-moon a second term as secretary-general.

The 192-member world body elected the 67-year-old South Korean diplomat Tuesday as U.N. chief for another five years starting Jan. 1.
 
Ban has pledged to keep leading the world body as a “bridge-builder” at a time of global change.
 
He has been criticized for lacking charisma and failing to criticize human rights abuses in powerful countries such as China and Russia.
 
But Ban has won praise for his commitment to climate change, nuclear disarmament and women’s issues, his strong backing of pro-democracy movements in North Africa and the Middle East, and for military intervention in Ivory Coast and Libya.
 

 

Date created : 2011-06-21

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