I am writing this letter to you on behalf of the Oromo Liberation Front OLF to draw your attention to the on-going gross human right violations on the Oromo and other peoples in Ethiopia by a government that is supposed to protect them and to warn the impending human tragedy. If your esteemed organization does not act with the urgency that this matter deserves, I am afraid that the world will witness a human catastrophe that may dwarf the Rwanda genocide.
Ban was popular in Washington for having pushed to send South Korean troops to Iraq, and had the support of the Bush administration as he pursued the position.
His official biography states that he speaks both English and Frenchthe two working languages of the UN Secretariat. However, he has repeatedly struggled to answer questions in French from journalists.
At a press conference on 11 JanuaryBan remarked, "My French perhaps could be improved, and I am continuing to work. I have taken French lessons over the last few months.
Specifically, his alleged practice of systematically visiting all member states of the Security Council in his role as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade to secure votes in his support by signing trade deals with European countries and pledging aid to developing countries were the focus of many news articles.
Ban reportedly said that these insinuations were "groundless". In an interview on 17 September he stated: The one abstention came from the Japanese delegation, who vehemently opposed the idea of a Korean taking the role of Secretary-General.
Due to the overwhelming support of Ban by the rest of the Security Council, Japan later voted in favor of Ban to avoid controversy.
More importantly, Ban was the only one to escape a veto; each of the other candidates received at least one "no" vote from among the five permanent members. In the public vote, he was supported by all 15 members of the council. At his first encounter with the press as Secretary-General on 2 Januaryhe refused to condemn the death penalty imposed on Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi High Tribunal, remarking, "The issue of capital punishment is for each and every member State to decide".
In a statement through his spokesperson on 6 January, he "strongly urged the Government of Iraq to grant a stay of execution to those whose death sentences may be carried out in the near future".
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Her appointment was seen by critics as an indication that Ban would not make dramatic changes to UN bureaucracy. Lynn Pascoethe U. Ban selected Vijay K.
Nambiar as his chief of staff. The proposed merger of the disarmament and political affairs offices was criticized by many in the developing world, partially because of rumours that Ban hoped to place American B. Lynn Pascoe in charge of the new office. Wolffthen acting American ambassador, said the United States backed his proposals.
After the consultations, Ban dropped his proposal to combine political affairs and disarmament. Although unpopular in the New York office, the move was popular in other UN offices around the world and lauded by UN observers.
UN observers were eager to see on which issues Ban intended to focus, in addition to his declared interest in reforming the United Nations bureaucracy.
Ban rejected the request, stating that Resolution defined Taiwan as part of China. In their early meetings, Ban stressed the importance of confronting global warming.
Ban early on identified global warming as one of the key issues of his administration. In a White House meeting with U. Bush in January, Ban urged Bush to take steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Ban stated, "For my generation, coming of age at the height of the Cold War, fear of nuclear winter seemed the leading existential threat on the horizon. But the danger posed by war to all humanity—and to our planet—is at least matched by climate change "  referring to Global Warmingsee P: On 3 September he further emphasized his concerns at the World Climate Conference in Geneva, when he stated, "Our foot is stuck on the accelerator and we are heading towards an abyss".
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This is the hard hitting, fast paced news that represents the Jewish nation in an. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been very busy, but not too busy to make time to meet the fifth graders who wrote to him asking him to find solutions to the universal challenge of climate change.