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Ban Ki-moon was the eighth secretary-general of the United Nations.
The former South Korean foreign minister adopted the post in 2007. His term in office ended 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 on former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has implored the world to punish Russia for the invasion of his country. In a much-anticipated video address to the United Nations General Assembly, he laid out five conditions for peace with Russia.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz strongly criticized Russia's invasion of Ukraine and called for greater cooperation to uphold the international order during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
The UN says President Maduro is directing security agencies to arrest and torture political opponents. Abuses are also rife in the south, where gold mining profits have put a target on the backs of indigenous peoples.
The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says Russia and Ukraine must cease military activity near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and agree on a security zone. He warned that any damage could "spell catastrophe" for the region and beyond.