15 November 2006

  • U.N. Correspondents annual dinner will be held this year on December 8, with a farewell to outgoing Secretary General Kofi Annan and welcome to incoming Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

  • Elected Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will be taking his oath of office in mid-December; the exact date has not yet been announced. Mr. Ban has resigned his post as South Korea's Foreign Minister.

  • More information is expected on the fate of long detained opposition leader and Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, following the conclusion of a visit to Myanmar by U.N. Under-Secretary General Ibrahim Gambari.