When Ban Ki-moon faces a UN General Assembly vote on his re-nomination Tuesday, he is pretty much guaranteed a second five-year term. He has no competition and virtually no opposition. But it didn't always look as if it would be so easy - he has been subject
to some extraordinarily sharp criticism since taking over the top job at the world body in 2007.
Mr Ban's low-key style set him apart from his outspoken predecessor Kofi Annan, who ran afoul of the Bush administration by