All posts tagged "united nations"

  • Shown is a file photo of Lim Ki-tack, who was elected as the new secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on June 30, 2015. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean elected to head UN’s IMO for first time

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A South Korean candidate was elected for the first time to head the United Nations maritime body, diplomatic sources said Wednesday, with his four-year term set to kick off in 2016. Lim Ki-tack, president...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • A North Korean defector, center, yells to try and drown out a statement being read by North Korean diplomats during a panel on North Korean human rights abuses, at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
    N. Korean diplomats cause chaos at UN event on rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S.-organized event on North Korea’s human rights briefly turned into chaos at the U.N. on Thursday as North Korean diplomats insisted on reading a statement of protest, amid shouts from defectors, and...

    • Posted April 30, 2015
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  • Ban Ki-moon
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon testing water for S. Korean presidency

    By Jung Min-ho U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is testing the water to decide whether to run for the presidency in 2017, a source at the U.N. said Sunday. “Everyone close to him is convinced that he...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • Current UN Secretary-Genral Ban Ki-moon was a popular man in Time Square on Thursday. (Yonhap)
    U.N. Day Celebrated

    Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Celebrates U.N.’s 68th Birthday in NY’s Times Square By Lee Kyutae To celebrate the 68th birthday of the United Nations (UN), the eighth and current Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, walked through...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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