Ban Ki-Moon, próximo S.G. da ONU


South Korea's foreign minister appears almost certain to succeed Kofi Annan as secretary-general of the United Nations, after an informal poll revealed that he had the near unanimous support of the U.N. Security Council, including its five veto-wielding members.(...)

"By virtue of the selection process, the U.N. Secretary General candidate is usually the least offensive to Security Council members and therefore not particularly strong or outspoken," says CBS News Foreign Affairs Analyst Pamela Falk. "The next Secretary General will have to balance some weighty international crises while he restores confidence that the U.N. can actually do something when action is necessary. Mr. Ban has made it clear that a resolution of the Middle East conflict and the North Korean standoff are priorities."(...)

He would have to counter widely held perceptions that he lacks charisma and is too closely tied to the United States.(...)