UN Security Council Endorses Ban Ki-moon’s Reappointment

Members of the U.N. Security Council adopted by acclamation a resolution recommending Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a second term of office. Photo by: Mark Garten / UN

Ban Ki-moon has won the recommendation of the United Nations Security Council for a new term as head of the global body’s Secretariat.

During a closed-door meeting in the morning of June 17 in New York, the council’s 15 members adopted a resolution on Ban’s reappointment.

If approved by the General Assembly, Ban will begin serving his second five-year term on Jan. 1, 2012.

“I am deeply honoured by the unanimous vote of the Security Council to recommend me to the General Assembly for a second term as Secretary-General,” Ban said in a statement released following the Security Council’s vote.

“It is an immense privilege to serve this great Organization as Secretary-General, and I am grateful for the confidence and support,” he added.

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