Ban Ki-moon visits Rome to discuss peace and security

During his visit to Rome, Italy on April 10-12th, Co-chair Ban Ki-moon attended a forum on the topic of world peace and security. The Forum was attended by world leaders, including Dr. Shin Dae-yong, Chair of the The Shin Dae-yong Global Peace Institute, and Former South Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Sook.

Ban also had a meeting with Cardinal Peter Turkson of the Holy See, who was appointed by Pope Francis as the first prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development in 2017, to discuss the betterment of human development and prosperity.

Ban Ki-moon meets with Pope Francis to talk about peace in Korea and climate change

On April 11th, 2019, BKMC Co-chair Ban Ki-moon visited the Vatican to have a private meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis. The two discussed on the topic of peace in the Korean peninsula and the globe as well as the issues surrounding climate change.

Mentioning his firm advocacy for peace in the Korean peninsula, the Pope stressed the importance of the continuous conversation between two Koreas in settling peace on the peninsula. He also stressed that the environment is the matter directly related to the existence of mankind, and the humankind cannot survive without solving the climate issues.

As the Pope delivered a speech at the UN General Assembly in 2015 and supported the UN with adopting the Paris Climate Agreement, Ban expressed his gratitude again for the Pope’s great attention to the global issues. Mentioning his new leadership role as the Head of the National Committee to fight against micro dust issues in Korea, Ban asked for the Pope’s continuous attention to the climate challenge and support for the necessary cooperation within the international community.

News clip by Yonhap News Agency (Korean): https://bit.ly/2VPVupK 

Photos: The Vatican