By Rebecca Aldridge
As a baby in South Korea, Ban Ki-moon wrote a letter to the U.N. secretary-general in regards to 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 develop into South Korea's international minister in 2004, at a time while tensions among North Korea and its pals 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 techniques in fixing clash, and has known as for the world's voters to alter their behavior to scale back 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 extra luck in those components will try to retain the U.N. proper in an more and more advanced international.
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