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December 16, 2016

Global
A Conversation With Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses the role of the United Nations in a changing global landscape.

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February 11, 2013

International Organizations
A Conversation with Ban Ki-moon

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon discusses the challenges and responsibilities facing the international community today.

May 1, 2012

Asia
Ban Ki-moon’s Trip to Myanmar

Thus far, Ban Ki-moon’s trip to Myanmar has proven surprisingly productive, and the UN chief has been far more vocal than on previous visits, when he deferred too readily to the then-military regime,…

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) after their news conference at Suu Kyi's home in Yangon  May 1, 2012.

February 15, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
New From CFR: Ban Ki-moon’s Views and the G-20’s Role

http://youtu.be/Z70vYcfDokY This week CFR hosted two events on issues relevant to the global development landscape. On Monday, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon delivered the Sorensen Distinguished L…

February 11, 2013

International Organizations
Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations: A Conversation with Ban Ki-moon

The Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations was established in 1996 by Gillian and Theodore C. Sorensen to highlight the United Nations and offer a special occasion for its most distingu…

April 25, 2012

Asia
Ban Ki-moon Goes to Myanmar: What He Should Be Looking For

The UN secretary general is shortly headed to Myanmar to observe the country’s reforms, and ahead of his visit his special advisor on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, told the press that the country had the p…

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Myanmar later this week to observe the country's democratic transition.

August 28, 2012

International Organizations
Guest Post: Iran’s Must-See Sites for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Below is a guest post by Felice Gaer and Christen Broecker. Gaer and Broecker are, respectively, director and associate director of the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights. …

Iranian protesters flash victory signs during Friday prayers at a university in Tehran

January 17, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, threatening not only public health but economic output and national security.

A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

January 16, 2019

Somalia
Al-Shabab

Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a long-running African Union offensive against the Islamist group. 

Al-Shabab in Somalia

January 15, 2019

China
U.S.-China Trade Issues Looms Large for Oil

Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), is worried about the U.S.-China trade war. Even though oil prices seem to be stabilizing, Barkindo to…

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo addresses a news conference.