1. INTERNATIONAL LEADER
BAN KI MOON
Ban Ki-moon is born 13 June 1944 in South Korea. He is a statesman and politician who is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. 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 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 manoeuvre 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. Ban struggled in his first month to adjust to the culture of the United Nations, but quickly found his bearings and passed several major reforms on peacekeeping and UN employment practices. 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.
The following are contribution of Ban Ki-moon as A Secretary-General of the United Nations:
I. In September 2011, Mr. Ban launched his Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which seeks to achieve three inter-linked goals by 2030:
i. Universal access to modern energy.
ii. Doubling energy efficiency.
iii. Doubling the share of renewable energy.
II. In 2007, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched “Caring for Climate” is the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention...