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In Republic of Korea, UN’s Ban says education key for global peace and stability

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has returned to his native Republic of Korea (ROK) for the first time in two years in order to attend a series of international events, including a critical summit on education and development, the United Nations confirmed today.

In Republic of Korea, Ban highlights transformative power of education

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted education as a powerful tool to advance development worldwide and encouraged academic institutions to collaborate with the United Nations to accelerate progress.

In call to new President, Ban pledges commitment to stability on Korean peninsula

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his strong commitment to promoting peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, during his discussion with the new President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), Park Geun-hye.

UN chief congratulates Park Geun-hye on election as new president of Republic of Korea

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warmly congratulated Park Geun-hye on her election as the next President of the Republic of Korea, and voiced his readiness to work with the new Government, according to his spokesperson.

Korean pop star PSY brings ‘Gangnam Style’ to the UN

In his message for UN Day, observed on 24 October, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states that the United Nations is not just a meeting place for diplomats.

Mr. Ban proved this when he welcomed South Korean pop star PSY to the UN on Tuesday.

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Results of probe into Korean navy ship sinking ‘deeply troubling,’ Ban says

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced serious concern over the results of the investigation into the sinking of a navy ship off the coast of the Republic of Korea, alleged by the country to have been carried out by its northern neighbour, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK).

UN expert warns of increasing restrictions on free speech in Republic of Korea

Full respect for human rights in the Republic of Korea, particularly the right to freedom of opinion and expression, is diminishing, as courts are more restrictive in their interpretation and implementation of existing laws, said an independent United Nations expert.

Ban mourns death of former leader of Republic of Korea

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has wrapped up a visit to his native Republic of Korea (ROK) by paying tribute to former president Kim Dae-jung, who passed away earlier today.

Secretary-General saddened by death of former Republic of Korea leader

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep sadness over the news of the sudden death of Roh Moo-hyun, the former President of the Republic of Korea (ROK).