United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) and President of the General Assembly Vuk Jeremic (c) look at the tote boards as the General Assembly votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state November 29, 2012 at UN headquarters in New York. The resolution passed 139 to 8, with 41 abstentions. AFP PHOTO/Henny Ray Abrams
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon attends the U.N. Global Compact to hold summit at the Conrad Hotel on May 19, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. The U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is on a five day trip to his home country South Korea.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attends a press conference at the United Nations Office in Geneva on April 12, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. Ban Ki-moon told members of the press he is working to send observers to Syria as soon as possible.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon holds a press conference at the end of the workshop themed 'Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity' at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at Casina Pio IV on April 28, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. The one day international symposium has been organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and will include a video message to participants from Pope Francis about the Christian imperative of stewardship of creation.