United Nations: Ban Ki-moon on Monday
announced that he will stand for a second five-year term as UN
secretary general and diplomats said he could win a vote
before the end of the month.
Ban told a press conference he had sent a letter to UN
member states to "offer, humbly, myself in consideration for a
second term as secretary general of the United Nations."
Ban has led the global body since January 1, 2007 and
his term ends on December 31. Diplomats say that with no rival
for the position, the UN Security Council is expected to give
its approval and the UN General Assembly will hold a vote
before the end of June.