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.
World leaders are coming together, virtually, to mark the 75th anniversary of the UN. The event is occurring under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic which is challenging the solidarity of the 193-member world body.
A human rights report voiced disappointment at Burundi's new leader, who took power in June. The report cites political appointees accused of human rights abuses and lawlessness among Evariste Ndayishimiye's supporters.
In some of the world's richest countries, including Germany, many children are dissatisfied with their lives, a UNICEF study shows. The COVID-19 crisis is having a "catastrophic" effect on children's well-being.
Brutal police crackdowns in Belarus prompted hundreds of women to protest in Minsk. France's Emmanuel Macron raised the issue of "violence" with Russia's Vladimir Putin. The UN has joined the chorus of disapproval.
UN agencies have voiced concerns over "dire" shortages in vital supplies in Beirut following the explosion that left thousands injured and hundreds of thousands homeless. They have pledged to deliver vast amounts of aid.