Posted in iSeek: Monday, 6 June 2011, New York.  Author: Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon

Dear friends and colleagues,

This morning I have sent a letter to the full membership of the United Nations indicating that, should they so decide, I would be honoured to serve a second term as Secretary-General.

I wish to share this news with you, our UN family, at the same moment that I notify the Security Council and General Assembly. Our work has been done together.  Our accomplishments – and they are considerable – are ours in equal measure.