Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future) was re-elected on Tuesday (7/20) as the Chair of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Ethics Commission. He was re-elected to the position during the 138th IOC Ethics Commission Elections that was held on the 20th and 21st of July in Tokyo.
Ban Ki-moon has held this position since 2017, and will remain in this position for another term of four years until 2025. Chairman Ban in his acceptance speech stated that he will, “continue to have fruitful discussions on ethical matters and to further promote the highest standards of good governance.”
The IOC Ethics Commission is comprised of nine members including Chairman Ban himself, current IOC members as well as other international prominent figures. The Ethics Commission is set up to safeguard the ethical principles of the Olympic movement, examine situations involving possible breaches of the ethical principles and, if necessary, propose sanctions.
Below is the official acceptance speech of Chairman Ban Ki-moon
Acceptance speech to the 138th IOC Session
(at the end of the results announcement, after the election of
Mrs Chinchilla, the IOC President will give you the floor from your chair)
Tokyo, 20 July 2021
Dear President, dear IOC Members,
Allow me to express my sincerest gratitude for the confidence you have in me during my re-election as Chair of the IOC Ethics Commission.
It is my great honour and privilege to work as Chair of the IOC Ethics Committee, and I solemnly accept this serious responsibility for another 4-years term.
I also congratulate Mrs Hanqin Xue and Mrs Laura Chinchilla, who have been re-elected and elected today as members of the Ethics Commission.
I am sure we will continue to have fruitful discussions on ethical matters and to further promote the highest standards of good governance.
Thank you Mr President.