Profile of Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon was the second Asian to hold the post of Secretary-General. U Thant of Burma (now Myanmar) was the first, serving from 1961-71… Ban Ki-moon has a master’s degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (1985)… Some sources say Ban was born in Chungju, the town near Eumseong where he was raised… Previous Secretaries-General of the UN were: Trygve Lie (Norway), 1946-52; Dag Hammarskjöld (Sweden), 1953-61; U Thant (Myanmar, formerly Burma), 1961-71; Kurt Waldheim (Austria), 1972-81; Javier de Perez de Cuellar (Peru), 1982-91; Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Egypt), 1992-96; Kofi Annan (1997-2006).
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