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Ban Ki-moon

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Chair of The Elders

Ban Ki-moon is Deputy Chair of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, who work together for peace, justice and human rights. He was the UN Secretary-General from 2007-2016. He mobilised world leaders around a new set of challenges and sought to give voice to the world’s poorest and vulnerable people. He put Sustainable Development Goals, climate change, and equality for girls and women at the top of the UN agenda; creating UN Women and securing the Paris Agreement. He is a former South-Korean Foreign Minister and diplomat. He is Chair of the Board of the Global Center on Adaptation, Chair of the Global Green Growth Institute, Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, and Co-Chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens. 

See Ban Ki-moon at the Better Futures Forum:

Tuesday 17 August, 9.10am - 9.45am AEST
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