Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The former South Korean foreign minister adopted the post in 2007. His term in office will end in 2016. Ban is the father of three children. He speaks Korean, English, French, Italian, German and Japanese. This is a collection of DW's latest content pertaining to the UN Secretary-General.
The Development Program of the United Nations, UNDP, has the difficult task to foster global development torwards a more stustainable, more just and more peaceful world. It's not clear yet how much money the organization will have for its huge mandate in the next four years, since the new US President, Donald Trump, has annouced big cuts to international cooperation and the UN.
South Sudan's civil war has forced over 1 million children to flee the country while another million are internally displaced, UN agencies say. Officials have warned that the future of an entire generation is at risk.