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Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. Born in South Korea in 1944, Ban has served both as president’s foreign policy and national security adviser. His major initiatives at the UN include chairing the 2007 Climate Change Summit; advocating for women’s rights and gender equality; setting up a disarmament agenda to maintain nuclear safety security; and seeking new measures to ensure United Nations’ operations are more transparent.

Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon. Photo: AFP

China should cut oil exports to North Korea by half: Ban Ki-moon

China must urgently consider cutting its oil exports to North Korea by at least half to force the isolated regime to “change course” on its nuclear and ballistic missiles programmes, the former secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has said.

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