Ban Ki-moon

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Real NameBan Ki-moon
Nick NameJusa
ProfessionSouth Korean politician and statesman
Heightin centimeters- 174 cm in meters- 1.72 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”(approx.)
Weightin Kilograms- 74 kg(approx.) in Pounds- 163 lbs
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourLight Brown
Date of Birth13 June 1944
Age73 Years
Birth PlaceInjō, Japanese Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Home TownInjō, Japanese Korea
SchoolChungju High School
CollegeSeoul National University, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, University of Malta, University of Cambridge.
EducationBachelor degree in International Relation, Master of Public Administration, Doctor of Laws.
ReligionNot Known
Martial StatusMarried
SpouseYoo Soon-taek
Net Worth$1.5 Million
familyFather- Not Known Mother- Not Known Brothers- Ban Ki-ho and Ban Ki-sang Sisters- Ban Jeong-ran and Ban Gyeong-hee
ChildrenSon- Ban Woo-hyun Daughters- Ban Seon-yong and Ban Hyun-hee
Affairs• Ban joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1970 and his first overseas posting was to New Delhi. • In 1974 he got his first posting to the United Nations, as First Secretary of the South Permanent Observer Mission. • After the assassination of Park Chung-hee in 1979, Ban assumed the office of Director of the United Nations Division. • Ban became director of the United Nations' International Organizations and Treaties Bureau, in 1980, the headquarter of that was in Seoul. • In 1992, Ban became Vice Chairman of the South-North Joint Nuclear Control Commission, following the adoption by South and North Korea of the Joint Declaration of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. • From 1993 to 1994 he was Korea's deputy ambassador to the United States. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and International Organisations in 1995 and then appointed National Security Advisor to the President in 1996. • Ban became Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia in 1998. • In 1999, he was elected as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO PrepCom). • In 2004, he became the foreign Minister of South Korea under President Roh Moo-hyun. • In 2006, he campaigned for the office of Secretary General of United Nation, On 13 October 2006, he was elected to be the eighth Secretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly. On 1st January 2007 he succeeded Kofi Annan. • Ban announced his candidacy for Secretary General again in 2011, and he started his second tenure from 1st January 2012 that will last till 31st December 2016.