Tschetter meets with UN Secretary General Ki-moon
Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter traveled to New York yesterday to meet with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. This is the first time in the 46-year history of the Peace Corps that a meeting has been held between the Peace Corps Director and the Secretary General of the United Nations. During the meeting, the two discussed possible areas of meaningful collaboration.
A native of South Korea, the Secretary General thanked Director Tschetter for the work that Peace Corps accomplished during its time in South Korea. Over 2,000 Peace Corps Volunteers served in South Korea from 1966 – 1981. “Many successful Koreans in the private and public sector were taught by Peace Corps Volunteers,” said the Secretary General, “and now Korea is using the Peace Corps as a model to do aid work in Africa.”
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon acknowledged that he shares the vision of the Peace Corps and is a proponent of its work promoting world peace and understanding. “Your organization might be the largest and most respected Volunteer organization in the world,” says Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to Director Tschetter. Read more.