From Lalit K Jha
Washington/United Nations, Jun 7 (PTI) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today announced his bid to seek re-election to the top post of this world body.
"This morning, I sent a letter to the membership of the General Assembly and the Security Council, offering humbly, myself for consideration for a second term as Secretary-General of the United Nations," Ban told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York.
"It has been an enormous privilege to lead this great Organisation. If supported by the Members States, I would be deeply honoured to serve once more. Throughout my time in office, I have sought to be a bridge-builder ? among the Member States, within the United Nations system and among a rich diversity of global partners. Finding common ground is central to delivering results," he said.