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(born 13 June 1944) is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the
, after succeeding
in 2007. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and in the United Nations. He entered
the year he graduated from university, accepting his first post in
New Delhi, India
. In the foreign ministry, he established a reputation for modesty and competence.
Ban was the
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 of the countries that were members of the
United Nations Security Council
, a maneuver that turned him into the front runner.
On 11 October 2006, he was elected to be the eighth Secretary-General by the
United Nations General Assembly
and officially succeeded Annan on 1 January 2007. Ban has led several major reforms regarding peacekeeping and UN employment practices. Diplomatically, Ban has taken particularly strong views on
, where he helped persuade Sudanese President
to allow peacekeeping troops to enter
; and on
, pressing the issue repeatedly with former U.S. President
George W. Bush
. Ban has received strong criticism from
, the UN internal audit unit, stating that the secretariat, under Ban's leadership, is "drifting into irrelevance".
In 2011, Ban ran unopposed for a second term as Secretary-General. On 21 June 2011, he was unanimously re-elected by the General Assembly and therefore will continue to serve until 31 December 2016.
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