Ban Ki-moon Biography & Wiki, Weight, Height, Age, Birth date
Ban Ki-moon (Hangul: 반기문; Hanja: 潘基文; Korean pronunciation: [pan.ɡi.mun]; born 13 June 1944) is a South Korean diplomat who was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. 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 university, accepting his first post in New Delhi, India.
Ban was the foreign minister of South 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 South Korea, however, he was able to travel to all the countries on the United Nations Security Council, a maneuver that turned him into the campaign’s front runner.
On 13 October 2006, he was elected to be the eighth Secretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly. On 1 January 2007, he succeeded Kofi Annan. As Secretary-General, he was responsible for several major reforms on peacekeeping and UN employment practices. Diplomatically, Ban has taken particularly strong views on global warming, pressing the issue repeatedly with U.S. President George W. Bush, and on the Darfur conflict, where he helped persuade Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to allow peacekeeping troops to enter Sudan.
Ban was named the world’s 32nd most powerful person by the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in 2013, the highest among South Koreans. In 2014, he was named the third most powerful South Korean after Lee Kun-hee and Lee Jae-yong. In 2016, Foreign Policy named Ban one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for his achievement of making the Paris Agreement a legally binding treaty less than a year after it was adopted.
António Guterres was appointed by the General Assembly on 13 October 2016 to be the successor of Ban Ki-moon as he stepped down on 31 December 2016. He was widely considered to be a potential candidate for the 2017 South Korean presidential election, before announcing, on 1 February, that he would not be running.
This Biography is about one of the best Politician of the world Ban Ki-moon including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…
|Biography of Ban Ki-moon|
|Real Name||Ban Ki-moon|
|Profession||South Korean politician and statesman|
|Political Journey||• Ban joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1970 and his first overseas posting was to New Delhi.
• In 1974 he got his first posting to the United Nations, as First Secretary of the South Permanent Observer Mission.
• After the assassination of Park Chung-hee in 1979, Ban assumed the office of Director of the United Nations Division.
• Ban became director of the United Nations’ International Organizations and Treaties Bureau, in 1980, the headquarter of that was in Seoul.
• In 1992, Ban became Vice Chairman of the South-North Joint Nuclear Control Commission, following the adoption by South and North Korea of the Joint Declaration of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
• From 1993 to 1994 he was Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United States. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and International Organisations in 1995 and then appointed National Security Advisor to the President in 1996.
• Ban became Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia in 1998.
• In 1999, he was elected as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO PrepCom).
• In 2004, he became the foreign Minister of South Korea under President Roh Moo-hyun.
• In 2006, he campaigned for the office of Secretary General of United Nation, On 13 October 2006, he was elected to be the eighth Secretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly. On 1st January 2007 he succeeded Kofi Annan.
• Ban announced his candidacy for Secretary General again in 2011, and he started his second tenure from 1st January 2012 that will last till 31st December 2016.
|Physical Status & More of Ban Ki-moon|
|Height||in centimeters- 174 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”(approx.)
|Weight||in Kilograms- 74 kg(approx.)
in Pounds- 163 lbs
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Personal Life of Ban Ki-moon|
|Date of Birth||13 June 1944|
|Age ||72 Years|
|Birth Place||Injō, Japanese Korea|
|Hometown||Injō, Japanese Korea|
|School||Chungju High School|
|College||Seoul National University, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, University of Malta, University of Cambridge.|
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor degree in International Relation, Master of Public Administration, Doctor of Laws.|
|Family||Brothers- Ban Ki-ho and Ban Ki-sang
Sisters- Ban Jeong-ran and Ban Gyeong-hee
|Favorite Things Of Ban Ki-moon|
|Girls , Affairs and More Of Ban Ki-moon|
|Children||Son- Ban Woo-hyun
Daughters- Ban Seon-yong and Ban Hyun-hee
|Earning Money of Ban Ki-moon|
|Salary||$227,253 per month|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
|Awards and Nomination||• Awards won by Ban Ki-moon in 2016
Grand Cross of the Order of the Liberator General San Martín (Argentina)
He was awarded the Order of Friendship by Vladimir Putin, (Russia)
Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion (Netherlands)
• Awards won by Ban Ki-moon in 2014
Tipperary International Peace Award (Ireland)
• Awards won by Ban ki-moon in 2013
Grand Cross of the Order of Saint-Charles (Monaco)
Grand Golden Order of the City of Vienna (Austria)
• Awards received by Ban Ki-moon in 2010
Order of Friendship, 1st class (Kazakhstan)
Order of Ismoili Samoni (Tajikistan)
• Awards received by Ban Ki-moon in 2008
Grand Cross of the Order of Sikatuna, Rank of Raja (Philippines)
Grand Cross of the National Order of Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso)
Grand Officer of the National Order of Ivory Coast (Ivory Coast)
• Awards won by Ban Ki-moon in 2006
Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun (Gran Cruz del Sol) (Peru)
Ban Ki-moon was awarded the Order of Service Merit (South Korea)
• Awards won by Ban Ki-moon in 20th century
Order of Service Merit in 1975 and 1986 (South Korea)