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date: 21 September 2019

Ban Ki‐Moon (b. Changju, Korea, 13 June 1944) UN Secretary‐General, 2007–16 

Source:
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author(s):

Christopher Riches,

Jan Palmowski

Born in Changju, Ban studied at Seoul University and at Harvard, before joining the Korean foreign diplomatic service. In this position he worked with the UN Mission at the Foreign Office, and later became First Secretary at Korea's permanent mission to the UN in New York. Ban also served as ambassador to Austria. In ... ...

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