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Cérémonie d’ouverture de la CNUCED 14
dimanche, 17 juillet
16:00-18:30, KICC TSAVO room

 

 

 Ki-moon Ban

Ban   Ki-moon


Secretary-General
United Nations

Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. He has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world's poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself. "I grew up in war", the Secretary-General has said, "and saw the United Nations help my country to recover and rebuild. That experience was a big part of what led me to pursue a career in public service. As Secretary-General, I am determined to see this Organization deliver tangible, meaningful results that advance peace, development and human rights."

The Secretary-General was born in the Republic of Korea on 13 June 1944. He received a bachelor's degree in international relations from Seoul National University in 1970. In 1985, he earned a master's degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. At the time of his election as Secretary-General, Mr. Ban was his country's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His 37 years of service with the Ministry included postings in New Delhi, Washington D.C. and Vienna, and responsibility for a variety of portfolios, including Foreign Policy Adviser to the President, Chief National Security Adviser to the President, Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and Director-General of American Affairs.

Mr. Ban's ties to the United Nations date back to 1975, when he worked for the Foreign Ministry's United Nations Division. That work expanded over the years, with assignments that included service as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization and Chef de Cabinet during the Republic of Korea's 2001-2002 presidency of the UN General Assembly.

The Secretary-General speaks English, French and Korean. He and his wife, Madam Yoo (Ban) Soon-taek, whom he met in high school in 1962, have one son, two daughters and three grandchildren. Since 2007, Mrs. Ban has devoted her attention to women's and children's health, including autism, the elimination of violence against women, and the campaign to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Mr. Ban took office on 1 January 2007. On 21 June 2011, he was unanimously re-elected by the General Assembly and will continue to serve until 31 December 2016.


 Kituyi  Mukhisa

Mukhisa  Kituyi


Secretary-General
UNCTAD

​Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi is the seventh Secretary-General of UNCTAD and has extensive background as an elected official, academic and holder of high government office. He was first elected to the Parliament of Kenya in 1992 and served as Minister of Trade and Industry of Kenya from 2002 to 2007. As Minister he chaired and participated in various ministerial-level initiatives including for the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, and at the World Trade Organization. Dr. Kituyi was also Chief Executive of the Kenya Institute of Governance and a Fellow of the Brookings Institution. He has advised Presidents of the nations of the East African Community and he served as a consultant for the African Union Commission. Dr. Kituyi studied political science and international relations at the University of Nairobi and at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, receiving a BA in 1982. He holds an M.Phil. and a PhD from the University of Bergen in Norway.


 Reiter Joakim

Joakim  Reiter


Deputy Secretary-General
UNCTAD

​Joakim Reiter is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Immediately prior to joining UNCTAD in April 2015, Mr. Reiter served as a Deputy Director General with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Reiter held the position of Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden to the WTO in Switzerland. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Minister Counsellor and Head of the Trade Section at the Representation of Sweden to the European Union in Belgium. Prior to his role at the European Union Directorate General for Trade in the European Commission from 2004 to 2008, he also held positions with the Swedish National Board of Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Industry. He is a graduate of Lund University and the London School of Economics.

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