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Published:June 6th, 2011 12:01 EST
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UN Chief Ban Wants To Serve Second Term

By SOP newswire3

 

Ban Ki-moon announced today that he has formally offered to serve a second consecutive term as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Mr. Ban told a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York that he has sent a letter to the Member States of the General Assembly and Security Council in which he has offered himself for consideration to continue to lead the UN.

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It has been an enormous privilege to lead this great Organization. If supported by the Member States, I would be deeply honoured to serve once more, " he said.

Throughout my time in office, I have sought to be a bridge-builder " among the Member States, within the United Nations system and among a rich diversity of global partners. Finding common ground is central to delivering results. "

Mr. Ban, who took office as UN chief in January 2007, would serve through the end of 2016 if he wins a second term. He is the eighth man to serve as UN Secretary-General.

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