New York, June 18: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution, recommending that Ban Ki-moon be allowed to take charge as the UN Secretary-General for a second term.
The decision was announced by Gabon''s UN ambassador Nelson Messone after the 15-nation Security Council met behind closed doors to consider the recommendation for the appointment of the UN Secretary-General.
Ban expressed gratitude in a statement after the nomination, saying that he appreciates the confidence and support, and is proud of what has been accomplished during his tenure.
"I am deeply honoured by the unanimous vote of the Security Council to recommend me to the General Assembly for a second term as Secretary-General. With this recommendation by the Security Council, I will humbly put myself for consideration by the General Assembly. It is an immense privilege to serve this great organization as Secretary-General, and I am grateful for the confidence and support," Xinhua quoted Ban, as saying.
The UN General Assembly is expected to hold a formal vote next week to come to a conclusion about the re-election.
Ban Ki-Moon''s re-election required the approval of all five permanent members of the Security Council. (ANI)