This is the third episode of our audio interview series. In this episode, Kai speaks to former UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Ban speaks on his take on climate adaptation, Paris Agreement, the plight of Myanmar, and the human right abuses in North Korea as well as his personal experience working as a civil servant during the military regime in South Korea.
Mr. Ban has served two consecutive terms as the Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016). Having retired from the UN, he has been actively promoting global agenda including SDGs, climate change and woman’s empowerment. Mr. Ban is a Harvard Kennedy School Fisher Family Fellow. He 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.