Mr Ban Ki-moon

Nelson Mandela Fellow
8th Secretary-General of the UN
Deputy Chair of The Elders

Ban Ki-moon was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and pressures involving food, energy and water. He has sought to be a bridge-builder as well as to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

Mr. Ban held office from on 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2016. On 21 June 2011, he was unanimously re-elected by the General Assembly for a second mandate.

He was elected as the Nelson Mandela Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies in March 2022.

Mr Ban Ki-moon