South Korea's Ban Ki-Moon nominated new UN chief
The announcement was made by this month's council president Kenzo Oshima, the Japanese UN envoy.
South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon delivers a speech after he was nominated to succeed Kofi Annan as the new UN Secretary General. AFP/Kim Jae-Hwan via Yahoo News.
Ban's nomination comes after North Korea captured the world's attention with its first ever nuclear weapon test.
"I may look soft from the outside but I have inner strength when it's really necessary. I've always been very decisive," the soft-spoken Ban told AFP.