UN Secretary General Donates Award Money to another UN agency Helping Slum Dwellers in Kenya

Posted on 19 September 2007. Filed under: Development |

Early last week, the office of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon anounced that the Secretary General will donate $100,000 he was awarded today by the Pony Chung Scholarship Foundation to help a United Nations agency working to better conditions in a slum in Kenya. The funds is equivalent to about Kshs. 6,900,000.00 at prevailing exchange rates.

While making the announcement, a spokesperson for the world body also confirmed that Mr. Ban was recognized by the Foundation, which was established by the Hyundai Corporation, with the Pony Chung Innovation Award given to individuals who bring about innovative and effective changes in the realm of politics, economics, society and culture.

“The award includes a monetary prize of $100,000, all of which the Secretary-General has had transferred to UN-HABITAT,” the UN Human Settlements Programme, spokesperson Michele Montas told a press briefing.

“The money will be used for skills training for poor youth in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, which the Secretary-General visited on his first trip after taking office,” she noted.

During the January visit to that slum – one of the largest on the African continent – Mr. Ban urged residents not to lose hope and pledged to work harder than ever to eradicate global poverty and other social ills.

“I feel very much humbled by what I am seeing now. That makes me resolve again my firm commitment to work for the improvement of the living conditions, education, water, sanitation, housing – all these are the challenges which we must overcome,” Mr. Ban said.

The Secretary-General was selected for the award in December 2006 for his accomplishments while he served in the Government of the Republic of Korea.


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My name is Juliana, a fellow blogger (afromusing.com) I have a quick question for you, is there an email address i can contact you on? Please feel free to drop me a line at afromusing [at] [gmail]. Thank you.

Ban Ki Moon and his Korean cronies cannot full the world with hundreds of thousand of stolen public money from the Korean tax payers. He is responsible for laundring millions of dollars with the former minister of reunification (Chung) to North Korea. Ban Ki Moon should be brought to justice togather with Kim Jong Il for assisting the North Korean Dictator in his genocide against the Korean People.
Ban Ki Moon will be the first secretary general to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, for thousand of north koreans being forced into camps and dying everyday under the opressive regime of Kim Jong Il.
The day of Kim Jong Il and Ban Ki Moon is not far

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