Ban Ki-Moon by Rebecca Aldridge

By Rebecca Aldridge

As a toddler in South Korea, Ban Ki-moon wrote a letter to the U.N. secretary-general in regards to the Hungarian rebellion opposed to Russia. many years later within the usa, he met President John F. Kennedy. From then on, Ban wanted to paintings for peace, an aspiration that led him to develop into South Korea's overseas minister in 2004, at a time while tensions among North Korea and its pals have been heated. years later, he ascended to the location of U.N. secretary-general. Ban has labored to teach the advantages of diplomatic ways in fixing clash, and has referred to as for the world's voters to alter their behavior to diminish worldwide warming. to revive people's belief within the battered association, he has set criteria for different U.N. employees. In "Ban Ki-moon", learn how his additional good fortune in those components will try and continue the U.N. appropriate in an more and more advanced global.

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Ban’s hard work learning the language paid off in 1962, when at the age of 18, he won an English-language contest sponsored by the American Red Cross. The story of his win and his prize—a trip to the United States—made news in the local paper. A nearby girls’ school decided to honor Ban with a traditional symbol of luck, a group of bamboo strainers. Little did Ban know that at the presentation given by the girls, he would meet his future wife and life partner, Yoo Soon-taek. Ban’s trip to the United States included an eight-day stay with a host family in San Francisco.

At his urging, the member states established two new bodies in the large organization: the Peacebuilding Commission and the Human Rights Council. He also developed a report looking at realistic ways to reduce political trouble and violence within and between African states. In January 1999, Annan proposed a global compact as a way for the UN to work with world businesses and help people around the globe share in the benefits of the global economy and marketplace. In 2001, Annan—along with the UN organization— received the Nobel Peace Prize.

At the end of his second term, U Thant retired. He died two years later on November 25, 1974 at the age of 65 as the result of a long illness. During his lifetime, he had received a long list of honorary degrees from colleges and universities around the world. Kurt Waldheim Following U Thant as secretary-general was Kurt Waldheim, an Austrian born in Sankt Andra-Wordern, near Vienna, on December 21, 1918. A graduate of the Vienna Consular Academy, Waldheim studied at the University of Vienna and became a doctor of jurisprudence in 1944.

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