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RELATED RESOURCES: INTERFAITH
Ban Ki-moon of South Korea has served as the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations since 2007. Ban spent much of his political career working in South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held the post of Foreign Minister from 2004-2006. In 2001, Ban participated in the South Korean delegation to the United Nations and was elected as the Secretary General in 2007. During his tenure as Secretary-General, Ban has focused on improving global environmental conditions and stabilizing the Middle East and African regions. Elected for a second term in 2011, Ban encourages interfaith dialogue as a means of bridging cultural barriers to mutual understanding.