Former UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Heads IOC Ethics

Published on September 18, 2017
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was elected head of the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission
He was elected to a four-year term

Former UN Chief  Ban Ki-Moon Heads IOC Ethics

About Moon

  • Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean diplomat who was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. 
  • Ban was named the world's 32nd most powerful person by the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People in 2013
  • António Guterres was appointed by the General Assembly on 13 October 2016 to be the successor of Ban Ki-moon

About IOC Ethics Commission

The IOC Ethics Commission is charged with defining and updating a framework of ethical principles, including a Code of Ethics, based upon the values and principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter of which the said Code forms an integral part.

  • It was as created in 1999 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in order to safeguard the ethical principles of the Olympic Movement. 
  • It is made up of nine members
  • The Chair, Vice-Chair and members of the Ethics Commission are elected by the IOC Session, for a renewable term of four years.

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