By Rebecca Aldridge
As a baby in South Korea, Ban Ki-moon wrote a letter to the U.N. secretary-general concerning the Hungarian rebellion opposed to Russia. many years later within the usa, he met President John F. Kennedy. From then on, Ban wanted to paintings for peace, an aspiration that led him to turn into South Korea's international minister in 2004, at a time while tensions among North Korea and its buddies have been heated. years later, he ascended to the placement of U.N. secretary-general. Ban has labored to teach some great benefits of diplomatic ways in fixing clash, and has referred to as for the world's voters to alter their conduct to shrink worldwide warming. to revive people's belief within the battered association, he has set criteria for different U.N. employees. In "Ban Ki-moon", learn how his additional good fortune in those parts will try to maintain the U.N. correct in an more and more advanced international.
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Above, Ban, second from left, listens to Kennedy during a visit to the White House. After finishing his bachelor of arts degree in international relations at Seoul National University in 1970, Ban went on to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ” Ban finished at Harvard in 1985 with a master’s degree in public administration. 45 46 Ban Ki-moon The Beginning of a Diplomat Ban’s service to his country began even before finishing his master’s degree. In 1975, he had his first real experience with politics and his first connection with the United Nations by working as a civil servant in the South Korean Foreign Ministry’s UN division.
Kurt Waldheim Following U Thant as secretary-general was Kurt Waldheim, an Austrian born in Sankt Andra-Wordern, near Vienna, on December 21, 1918. A graduate of the Vienna Consular Academy, Waldheim studied at the University of Vienna and became a doctor of jurisprudence in 1944. He joined the Austrian diplomatic service shortly thereafter, in 1945. In 1955, he was appointed the permanent observer for Austria to the UN and later headed the Austrian Mission when the nation was admitted to the organization.
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