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.
Carla Del Ponte says she intends to resign from a UN commission established to probe atrocities in Syria's civil war. The Swiss national came to prominence investigating atrocities in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.
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.