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AMCHAM General Membership Meeting with His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
  AMCHAM General Membership Meeting  
  ?DATE Thursday, May 10, 2018  
  ?TIME 11:30am - 12:00pm: Registration / Networking
12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch / Fireside Chat / Q&A
  ?VENUE Grand Hyatt Seoul, Namsan 1&2 (2nd Fl.)  
  ?SPEAKER His Excellency Ban Ki-moon
The 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
  ?TOPIC Peace on the Korean Peninsula in a Changing International Order  
  ?COST KRW78,000 for members
KRW98,000 for non-members
  ?RSVP/PAYMENT BY Noon, Wednesday, May 9, 2018
*No refunds for cancellations made after this date and time.
*For walk-ins, additional KRW10,000 will be charged.
  ?CONTACT (email) amchamrsvp@amchamkorea.org, (phone) 82.2.6201.2229  
            ONLINE REGISTRATION      
      Since January 2018, Mr. Ban, along with former President of Austria Mr. Heinz Fischer, has been inducted as Co-Chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Ban Ki-moon has also been elected as Chairman of IOC Ethics Committee in September 2017. Currently, he is also the Distinguished Chair Professor and Honorary Chairman at the Institute of Global Engagement & Empowerment at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Since February 2018, he was elected as President of the Assembly & Chair of the Council of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

Prior to such appointments, Mr. Ban had served two consecutive terms as Secretary General of the United Nations (2007-2016).
    Throughout his tenure at the UN, Mr. Ban sought to be a bridge builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, and to make the Organization itself more transparent and effective. He pressed successfully for action to combat climate change, an effort that culminated in the adoption and rapid entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement in 2016. Mr. Ban worked closely with member states of the UN to shape the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to establish UN Women, thereby advancing the Organization’s work for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Mr. Ban has also taken major efforts to strengthen UN peace operations, protect human rights, improve humanitarian response, prevent violent extremism and revitalize disarmament agenda.

At the time of his appointment at the UN, Mr. Ban was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea. His 37 years 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, Vice Minister, Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and Director-General for American Affairs. Mr. Ban has also been actively involved in issues relating to inter-Korean relations by serving as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization.

Mr. Ban 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.
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