Next steps for Ban

General Assembly President Haya Rashed Al Khalifa and Ban Ki-moon UN Photo #126952The General Assembly is expected will take up the nomination of Ban Ki Moon this Friday, 13 October. The tentative decision was announced following initial consultations by General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Al Khalifa with the chairs of the UN regional groups. 

Ban’s appointment will offer a longer transition than previous Secretaries General enjoyed, coming over 2 months prior to his assuming office. It has not yet been determined when he will step down on South Korea’s foreign minister, according to a government official.

“We have to review the whole (situation), whether it would be more desirable (for Ban) to resign right after his confirmation or maintain his foreign ministerial post, and review precedent cases.”  

Ban may continue in his post as international discussions continue on the purported North Korean nuclear test.

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