Pan Gi Mun
Date of Birth: 06/13/1944
Citizenship: South Korea
The first foreign trip was to New Delhi, India. He then worked at the UN headquarters as the 1st Secretary of the Permanent Observer Mission of South Korea to the United Nations in New York. Ban Ki-moon was appointed head of the Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. Twice he worked at the Embassy of South Korea in Washington, DC, and between trips in 1990-1992. He served as head of the Department for Foreign Affairs of the US.
In 1995, Ban Ki-moon was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister for Policy Planning and Relations with international organizations. In 1995 - Advisor to the President for National Security Affairs. In 2000, he again became a deputy foreign minister. His last post before the appointment of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2004 - Advisor to the President on foreign policy.
As ambassador to Austria, in 1999, Ban Ki-moon was appointed chairman of the commission for the preparation of an agreement on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBTO PrepCom). In 2001, when South Korea chaired the 56th session of the UN General Assembly, he was promoted to the head of the Office of the Chairman of the UN General Assembly.
Ban Ki-moon has been actively involved in resolving the problems of inter-Korean. In 1992, he was deputy chairman of the joint commission of North and South Korea for Nuclear Control. Thanks eerabote adopted a joint declaration on turning the Korean Peninsula into a nuclear-free zone. In September 2005, as Foreign Minister, he played a key role in the fourth round of six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear problem in Beijing.
Ban Ki-moon, South Korean twice awarded the Order "For Merit" in 1975 and 1986. It also has a reward of Austria, Brazil and the United States.
Mr. Ban is married and has a son and two daughters.