Security Council nominates Ban Ki-Moon as next UN chief
Published 09/10/2006 | 15:36
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.