22 Jun '11, 1am

UN General Assembly votes unanimously to give S.Korean Ban Ki Moon a 2nd term as Secretary General

UN General Assembly votes unanimously to give S.Korean Ban Ki Moon a 2nd term as Secretary General

Mr Ban Ki Moon was given a second term as United Nations Secretary General in a unanimous vote by the General Assembly. -- PHOTO: AFP UNITED NATIONS - THE UN General Assembly voted unanimously to give Ban Ki Moon a second term as secretary-general on Tuesday, praising him for strengthening the world body's role and visibility in difficult circumstances. The 192-member assembly applauded loudly as it adopted a resolution giving the 67-year-old South Korean diplomat another five years at the helm of the UN. Assembly president Joseph Deiss banged his gavel and proclaimed Mr Ban's selection by acclamation to a new term starting Jan 1. Mr Ban announced earlier this month that he wanted a second term. He faced no opposition and was recommended by the Security Council for the new term last Friday. All regional groups at the UN endorsed him, and their chairs joined in sponsoring t...

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