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.
Two weeks, 25,000 people, late-night compromise: This year's UN climate talks were more process than results. But important threads emerged — at official negotiations as well as on the sidelines. And, there's still hope!
Fighting in South Sudan has prevented food production, displaced communities and disrupted markets. According to a new UN report, the country's hunger crisis has worsened significantly over the past year.
This week marks World Food Day and the International Day of Eradicating Poverty. According to the UN, about 80 percent of the world's poor live in rural areas. Most of them depend on agriculture. Hunger kills more people every year than malaria, tuberculosis and aids combined. DW talks to Francesco Burchi, development economist and senior researcher at the German Development Institute.