UN General Assembly votes on new Chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The 192 member UN General Assembly is scheduled to vote on the world body's next Secretary-General Tuesday.

Current chief Ban Ki-moon is getting unanimous support from the Security Council and has said he wants to serve another 5 year term. So far, no other candidate has publicly come forward.

Jean-Victor Nkolo, the spokesperson for the President of the GA, says aspiring candidates for the post of Secretary-General, need to be sure of worldwide support.

"It's not that easy. You need to get the support of all the regional groups. The Africa group, Latin America, the European group and others. And generally speaking, that Secretary-General is appointed without a problem."

Ban Ki-moon is from the Republic of Korea and is the eighth Secretary-General of the UN. At the time of his election, Ban was his country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The new term starts January 1, 2012.

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