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.
Mike Pompeo has told the UN that sanctions on North Korea should be upheld to pressure Kim Jong Un to denuclearize. Talks between the US and the North have got off to a rocky start after last month's Singapore summit.
According to US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the United States is pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council. The US is also accusing the Council of a bias against Israel. The Trump administration announced its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.