WATCH: Ban Ki-moon recalls Korean war experience
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled his experiences during the Korean war in a video released by the organization.
Ban, who was elected secretary-general in 2006, talked about his childhood and his family as they escaped the war with the help of the UN.
“I was six years old when the Korean war started. We had to run from our homes to the mountainside. We could see my village burning,” he said in the video.
He said it was the UN that saved his family.
Ban also talked about his experience as a UN official and how he sympathized with different nations that have also experienced tragedies.
“In my time as Secretary-General, I have been moved by the horrors of humanity, and I have been inspired by its heroes. I have wept at the memorials for the victims in Auschwitz, Srebenica, and Rwanda,” he said. KS
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