Ban Ki-moon Reelected
Independent Films, Politics
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly today (21 June) agreed to appoint Ban Ki-moon to a second consecutive term as the Secretary-General of the 192-member Organization.
Under the resolution, which was adopted by acclamation, Ban’s second term will run from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016.
Following the re-appointment, General Assembly President Joseph Deiss praised Ban for leadership of the world body.
“In a complex, difficult international environment, you have strengthened the role and the visibility of the United Nations by adopting reform measures; launching exciting, innovative initiatives; and calling faithfully and constantly for respect for human rights, the rule of law and the other values rooted in our Charter,” Deiss told the Assembly.
Also addressing the General Assembly and representing the host country, Ambassador Susan Rice of the United States said “we have all benefited from the wisdom and experience he has amassed over the course of a long, distinguished and selfless career of public service.”
Ban took the oath of office, placing his hand on the original UN Charter and promising to discharge his functions in the interests of the entire UN and to not seek or accept instructions from any government.
He told the Assembly that he counts on the Member States’ “support and even deeper partnership.”
The Secretary-General also cited the UN’s peacekeeping efforts in conflicts and crises around the world, the creation of the agency known as UN Women, and the UN’s response to major humanitarian disasters in Haiti, Pakistan and Myanmar.
Today’s decision follows a recommendation last week by members of the Security Council that Ban, the eighth person to serve as UN chief, be re-appointed. He has been in office since January 2007.
Year of Production: 2011
Length: 2 mins
Country: United Nations
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- Muhamed Sacirbey UNTV
- Susan Sacirbey UNTV