The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership has undertaken this project to curate the collected papers of Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, into a free, accessible online resource. Under the directorship of Dr. Jean Krasno, this effort brings together the most important papers of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for scholars, students, diplomats, and the general public alike.

The collection includes speeches, interviews, memos, press conferences, code cables, reports to the Security Council/General Assembly, photographs, and much more. The aim is to offer an organized, historic record of how this Secretary-General, through multilateral cooperation, has managed his leadership role within the constraints and opportunities of the office. These collected papers serve as an important contribution to the institutional memory of the United Nations, an organization whose goal since its foundation has been to seek international peace and security. By making these important papers digitally accessible worldwide, the project displays and documents how international policy is formed, disseminated, and implemented.

For access to the larger collection of nearly six thousand items, including more photographs and documents, please visit CCNY UN-Secretary General Papers: Ban Ki-moon in Artstor Digital Library and UN-Secretary General Papers: Ban Ki-moon (2007-2016) in JSTOR.