Ban Ki-moon Pledges UN Reforms

IHT: “The next secretary-general of the United Nations pledged Tuesday to restore trust in the world body and enact reforms, speaking on the 61st anniversary of the organization’s founding. Ban Ki-moon, South Korea’s foreign minister who will assume the top U.N. job in January, said the organization cannot forge united global political will in an atmosphere of mistrust.“As secretary-general, I will leave no stone unturned in my endeavor to dispel the bitter atmosphere and shore up the trust and confidence among all stakeholders,” Ban told a luncheon marking the U.N. anniversary. “This will begin with winning the trust of all in myself and my leadership as secretary-general.”