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As Ban Ki-moon Politics in South Korea, Cites Saemaul Village Movement, Restricts Press

By InnerCity Press - Thu May 26, 8:29 am

By Matthew Russell LeeUNITED NATIONS, May 26 – Soon to be ex-UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is in his native South Korea, where there is a Presidential election in 2017. On not only Inner City Press, but now The Economist calls Ban Ki-moon the worst and weakest Secretary General ever.  Ban can and has evicted Inner City Press from its long time office at the UN — but he can’t change the track record, from his victory lap in Sri Lanka in 2009, which Inner City Press reported on, to further damaging the UN’s reputation in Haiti by insisting on impunity for cholera, to his negligent overseeing of rapes in the Central African Republic. The UN put this out: in Jeju, Ban “met with Prime Minister HWANG Kyo-Ahn of the Republic of Korea on the margins of the 11th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity.

“The Secretary-General commended the Prime Minister for his strong leadership at the World Humanitarian Summit earlier this week and the major commitments made by the Government of the Republic of Korea at the summit.

“The Secretary-General emphasized the critical shortage of support from donor countries and expressed his hope that the Republic of Korea would continue to demonstrate its leadership in this regard as the only country in the world that has transformed from an aid-receiving country to an aid-giving OECD country.

“He stated that the countries in need around the world have high expectations of the leadership role that the Republic of Korea plays, including in sharing its development experience and know-how, such as the Saemaul Village Movement.” Here’s The Economist on that - andhere on Ban….

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