Ban Ki-moon Current Affairs - 2020

Ban Ki-moon elected as Chairman of Boao Forum

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was elected as Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia replacing Japan’s Yasuo Fukuda. Former governor of People’s Bank of China Zhou Xiaochuan was appointed vice-chairman. Both the appointments took place during second session of annual Boao Forum, known as “Asian Davos” underway in China’s Hainan province. Ban Ki-moon is Read More…

Russia honours UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Order of Friendship Award

Russia has honoured UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Order of Friendship Award. He was bestowed with this award for his special merits in strengthening peace, friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding between peoples. In this regard, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree awarding the Order of Friendship to Ban Ki-moon. About Ban Ki-moon Ban Read More…

UN appoints Nickolay Mladenov as new Special Coordinator for Middle East peace

United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Nickolay Mladenov of Bulgaria as new Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. He will replace Robert Serry of the Netherlands and oversee the ongoing UN-backed reconstruction efforts in Gaza. This reconstruction is undertaken by Read More…

Saraswathi Menon named on Panel to Review UN Peace-Building Architecture

Saraswathi Menon, an eminent Indian academician has been named on advisory panel to Review UN Peace-Building Architecture. She is among seven experts nominated by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to conduct a policy and institutional review on UN’s peace-building architecture and make recommendations. The other 6 experts are: Anis Bajwa (Pakistan), Funmi Olonisakin (Nigeria), Sahel Sahara Ahmedou Read More…

Indian diplomat Atul Khare named as UN Under Secretary-General for Field Support

Indian diplomat Atul Khare is named as UN Under Secretary-General for Field Support, Department of Field Support (DFS). It was announced by Secretary-General of United Nations Ban Ki-moon. He will succeed Bangladesh’s Ameerah Haq. This appointment makes him as one of the highest ranking Indian officials in UN. UN Department of Field Support (DFS) This department Read More…