Ban ki-moon


Ban ki-moon

보다 나은 미래를 위한 반기문재단 이사장
/ 제8대 UN 사무총장 The 8th Chairman of the United Nations

1970 서울대학교 외교학과 학사
1985 하버드대학교 케네디 행정대학원 석사
서울대학교 명예 외교학 박사 (2008), 케임브리지대학교 명예법학박사 (2016), 싱가포르 국립대학교 명예박사 (2016), 보르도대학교 명예박사 (2018)

1970 외무부 입부
1996 외무부 외교정책실장
1996 대통령 외교안보 수석비서관
1998 주오스트리아 대사
2000 외교통상부 차관
2003 대통령 외교보좌관
2004 제33대 외교통상부 장관
2007~2016.12 제8대 UN 사무총장
2017.07~ 연세대학교 글로벌사회공헌원 및 반기문 지속가능성장센터 명예원장
2017.09~ IOC (International Olympic Committee) 윤리위원장
2018.01~ 반기문세계시민센터 공동위원장
2018.02~ Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 의장
2018.04~ Boao Forum for Asia 이사장
2019.04~ 보다 나은 미래를 위한 반기문재단 이사장
2019.04~ 미세먼지 범국가기구 위원장

In April 2019, Mr. Ban has been elected as the Chairman of Presidential National Council to deal with Particulate Matter. In April 2018, Mr. Ban has been elected as the Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia. Since January 2018, Mr. Ban, along with former President of Austria Mr. Heinz Fischer, has been inducted as Co-Chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Ban Ki-moon has also been elected as Chairman of IOC Ethics Committee in September 2017. Currently, he is the Distinguished Chair Professor and Honorary Chairman at the Institute of Global Engagement & Empowerment at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Since February 2018, he has been elected as the President of the Assembly & Chair of the Council of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

Prior to such appointments, Mr. Ban has served two consecutive terms as the Secretary General of the United Nations (2007-2016).

Throughout his tenure at the UN, Mr. Ban strove to be a bridge builder, to give voice to the worlds poorest and the most vulnerable people, and to make the Organization more transparent and effective. He has pressed successfully for action to combat climate change- an effort that culminated in the adoption and rapid entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement in 2016. Mr. Ban has worked closely with member states of the UN to shape the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to establish UN Women, which has been advancing the Organization’s work for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Mr. Ban has also taken major efforts to strengthen UN peace operations, to protect human rights, to improve humanitarian response, to prevent violent extremism and to revitalize disarmament agenda.

At the time of his appointment at the UN, Mr. Ban has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea. His 37 years with the Ministry includes postings in New Delhi, Washington D.C., and Vienna, and responsibilities for a variety of portfolios, which includes Foreign Policy Adviser to the President, Chief National Security Adviser to the President, Vice Minister, Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and Director-General for American Affairs. Mr. Ban has also been actively involved in issues relating to inter-Korean relations by serving as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization.

Mr. Ban received a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Seoul National University in 1970. In 1985, he earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.