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Security Council nominates Ban Ki-Moon as next UN chief

Published 09/10/2006

The Security Council officially nominated South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon to be the next UN secretary-general, the council president announced today.

``The Security Council has just recommended to the General Assembly that Mr. Ban Ki-Moon be appointed secretary-general of the United Nations on January 1 when Secretary-General Kofi Annan's second five-year term expires,'' Japan's UN Ambassador Kenzo Oshima told reporters after the council voted at a private meeting.

Under the UN Charter, the 15-member Security Council makes a recommendation for the next secretary-general to the 192-member General Assembly, which must give final approval.

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