Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
H. E. Ki Moon Ban
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Republic of Korea
The United Nations Secretary-General
We are pleased to share with
you that the UN General Assembly adopted this evening a resolution by acclamation
appointing Minister Ki Moon Ban to the eighth UN Secretary-General and that his term of five years will commence
on January 1, 2007.
The Secretary-General Ban will oversee the world body with 92,000 peacekeepers around the globe and a $5 billion
He is known to be "exceptionally attuned to the sensitivities of
countries and constituencies in every continent and would be a man with a truly
global mind at the helm of the world's only universal organization".
The ICAS Youth
Excellence Program members paid a visit with Minister
Ban -then Ambassador and Chef de Cabinet, Office of the President of the UN General
Assembly- on September 6, 2002. Recently, a team of ICAS
senior management as Delegate also visited with him on September 21, 2006
when he addressed the Sixty-first session
General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President