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U.N. chief says his legacy 'will be evaluated by historians'

All News 17:53 June 11, 2016

BEIJING, June 11 (Yonhap) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who will step down from the post at the end of this year, told Hong Kong media that his legacy "will be evaluated by historians."

In a documentary recording a day in the life of Ban, produced by Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV, Ban said the world has made "some progress" in promoting global peace and security, but expressed concerns about the crisis situation in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

Ban, a native South Korean, also voiced concerns about the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

When asked about what his political legacy would be, Ban replied his legacy "will be evaluated by historians in the future."

"However, as far as I'm concerned, during the last, almost 10, years, I think I have been working very hard to uphold the goals, ideals and principles of the United Nations Charter," Ban said. "I exerted all my efforts, time and my energy."

The 60-minute documentary, titled "A Day with Ban Ki-moon," was recorded on March 14 and recently aired.

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