Ban Ki-moon, a South Korean diplomat, became the United Nations’ eighth secretary-general yesterday.

At his swearing-in ceremony last month, Ban said, “I will do everything in my power to ensure that our United Nations can live up to its name, and be truly united; so that we can live up to the hopes that so many people around the world place in this institution, which is unique in the annals of human history.” More

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