During a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Beijing on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the Philippines' unilateral initiation of the arbitration over the South China Sea violated the spirit of international rule of law.
On Dec. current United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will officially leave the U., where he's been working for the past 10 years. In his farewell speech, he said "Thank You" in the six official languages of the U. and received huge applause.
Reports say North Korea test-fired two intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, but both attempts failed. In the wake of the launch, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Pyongyang to cease "further provocative actions".
Here are some moving moments of outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's ten years as UN chief. His tenure as the eighth UN secretary-general started on Jan. 2007 and will end on Dec. Portugal's Antonio Guterres will succeed Ban on Jan.