Ban Ki-moon

8th United Nations Secretary-General

birthdate: June 13
Eumseong, North Chungcheong, Korea


World military spending has now risen to over $1.2 trillion. This incredible sum represents 2.5 per cent of GDP (global gross domestic product). Even if 1 per cent of it were redirected towards development, the world would be much closer to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

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