United Nations Security Council Resolution 1987

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1987
Ban Ki-moon 1-2.jpg
Ban Ki-moon
Date17 June 2011
Meeting no.6,556
CodeS/RES/1987 (Document)
SubjectRecommendation regarding the appointment of the Secretary-General
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1987, adopted by acclamation at a closed meeting on June 17, 2011, having considered the question of the recommendation for the appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Council recommended to the General Assembly that Mr. Ban Ki-moon be appointed for a second term of office from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2016.[1]

Ban's election was uncontested and nations had approved of his decision immediately.[2] The vote was delayed due to disagreements in the Latin American and Caribbean regional grouping over whether to endorse Ban as he was the sole candidate.[3][4] Support for his re-election was also given unofficially by North Korea.[5]

His appointment was subsequently endorsed by the General Assembly.[6]

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  1. ^ "Security Council recommends re-appointment of UN Secretary-General". United Nations News Centre. June 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "Ban Ki-moon wins second term as UN Secretary General". BBC News. June 21, 2011.
  3. ^ Worsnip, Patrick (June 17, 2011). "U.N. council recommends 2nd term for Ban Ki-moon". Reuters.
  4. ^ "UN council backs Ban Ki-moon for second term". Dawn (Pakistan). June 17, 2011.
  5. ^ Hae-in, Shin (June 20, 2011). "U.N. to reelect Ban Ki-moon as chief this week". The Korea Herald.
  6. ^ "General Assembly appoints Ban Ki-moon to second term as UN Secretary-General". United Nations. June 21, 2011.

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