Korea

Ban hopes differences on Korean denuclearization will be resolved soon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed hope that critical differences on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will be overcome after they were left unresolved by Six-Party Talks that ended yesterday, despite what he called “serious discussions.”

Republic of Korea: cartoon hero becomes goodwill envoy for UN refugee agency

Robot Taekwon V, an iconic martial arts cartoon hero as famous in the Republic of Korea as Superman is in the West, has signed on as the United Nations refugee agency’s Goodwill Envoy in the Asian nation.

Ban urges young Koreans to look beyond national boundaries

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on students in his native Republic of Korea to look beyond national borders and aim high to help solve world's many problems.

Ban urges Republic of Korea to take on greater global responsibilities

Meeting leaders and addressing the National Assembly of his native Republic of Korea today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the East Asian nation to shoulder increased responsibilities to help tackle global challenges.

Addressing alma mater, Ban urges Koreans to do more to tackle global challenges

On his first visit to the Republic of Korea since becoming United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today called on his fellow countrymen to play a larger role in addressing pressing global challenges such as climate change, rising food and energy prices and terrorism.

Korean support for the UN needed on many fronts – Secretary-General Ban

The United Nations needs the support of the Republic of Korea (ROK) on many fronts as challenges multiply in the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said last night.

UN rights expert hails Republic of Korea’s protection for DPR Korea nationals

An independent United Nations human rights expert today welcomed the participation of the Republic of Korea in efforts to help people from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) living in its territory while urging more measures to help the most vulnerable.