Ban Ki-moon

Eighth sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the United Na­tions

China Daily (USA) - - 40 YEARS ON -

One of the great­est achieve­ments of China’s eco­nomic growth is that it has lifted more than 700 mil­lion peo­ple out of ab­so­lute poverty.” Ban Ki-moon, for­mer UN sec­re­tary-gen­eral

BORN: June 13, 1944

ED­U­CA­TION:

• 1970: BA in in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions from Seoul Na­tional Univer­sity, Repub­lic of Korea

• 1985: Master of Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion from Har­vard Univer­sity, United States

CA­REER:

• 1987-90: Coun­selor at the ROK em­bassy to the United States

• 1990-92: Di­rec­tor of Amer­i­can af­fairs at the ROK For­eign Min­istry

• 1995-96: ROK vice-min­is­ter for Pol­icy Plan­ning and In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tions

• 1996-98: Na­tional se­cu­rity ad­viser to the ROK pres­i­dent

• 1998-2000: ROK am­bas­sador to Aus­tria

• 2000-01: ROK vice-min­is­ter of for­eign af­fairs

• 2003: For­eign pol­icy ad­viser to the ROK pres­i­dent

• 2007-16: United Na­tions sec­re­tary-gen­eral

• 2018: Chair­man of the Boao Fo­rum for Asia

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