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S. Korean Contender for U.N. Post Has an Edge

August 28, 2018
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UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 — The leading candidate to succeed Kofi Annan as secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, South Korea’s minister of foreign affairs and trade, has at least one potential advantage over his rivals in the electoral race for the world’s top diplomat: (Washington Post — 1 hour ago)
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UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 2 — The U.N. Security Council’s five permanent members on Monday unanimously backed South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon’s bid to become the United Nations’ next secretary general, making it likely he will be endorsed next week by the 15-nation council as the world’s top… (Washington Post — 21 hours ago)
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Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon of South Korea, who has virtually sealed his election as secretary general of the United Nations, hopes to tackle the reform of a body that has been plagued with budget inefficiency and a lack of transparency. (International Herald Tribune — 4 October, 2006)
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South Korea’s foreign minister has cemented his position as the near-certain successor to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, being the only one of six candidates to escape a veto in an informal Security Council ballot. (CNN — 3 October, 2006)
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The naming of South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary general would be “good,” Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso said Tuesday. (International Herald Tribune — 3 October, 2006)
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South Korea’s foreign minister appears almost certain to succeed Kofi Annan as secretary-general of the United Nations, after an informal poll revealed that he had the near unanimous support of the U.N. Security Council, including its five veto-wielding members. (International Herald Tribune — 3 October, 2006)
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South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon is likely to succeed KofiAnnan as UN secretary-general after cementing his lead in aninformal poll yesterday with no opposition from the five councilpowers. – (The Age — 3 October, 2006)
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The South Korean foreign minister who is front-runner to become U.N. secretary-general first dreamed of becoming a diplomat when he met U.S. President John F. Kennedy at the White House in 1962. (International Herald Tribune — 3 October, 2006)
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Ban Ki Moon’s attempt to succeed Kofi Annan as secretary general of the UN is not just a personal campaign by an ambitious man. It also carries the backing of his home country. (International Herald Tribune — 2 October, 2006)
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