Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ban Ki-Moon to be UN Chief for second term

Kudos to you, Ban Ki-Moon. He was reelected unanimously by the UN General Assembly to be UN's secretary-general for second term. Here's the AP news article.
The U.N. General Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to give Ban Ki-moon a second term as secretary-general, praising him for strengthening the role and visibility of the world body in difficult circumstances.
The 192-member assembly gave the 67-year-old South Korean diplomat another five years at the helm of the U.N. by voice vote. They applauded loudly as assembly president Joseph Deiss banged his gavel and proclaimed Ban's appointment to a new term starting Jan. 1.
Ban said earlier this month that he wanted a second term. He faced no opposition and was recommended by the Security Council for the new term, also by voice vote, last Friday.
He received the endorsement of all regional groups at the U.N., and their chairs joined in sponsoring the General Assembly resolution that was adopted.
 Full article here : Ban Ki-moon Elected For Second Term As U.N. Chief

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