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 presence of Turkish troops on a potentially reunited Cyprus has split leaders taking part in UN-sponsored talks. Ankara has said a Greek Cypriot call for Turkish troops to leave the island was "out of the question."
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave his first speech in the position to the Security Council Tuesday. Guterres wants the UN to stop merely responding to conflict and do more to prevent it in the first place.