On July 28, 2007, Ilchi Lee and the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met privately in New York City for two hours to get to know each other and discuss the major issues today facing the world and the United Nations, and what solutions can be considered.
Among the global priorities explored where the changing Earth’s environment and its consequences for nations and people, prevention of terrorism and war, and the short-term and long-term alleviation of starvation and poverty.
Ilchi Lee shared his views, among them the principles, methods and benefits of Brain Education, applicable for training people of every country and culture to empower their brains to the extent that they are more receptive to attitudes and behavior compatible with improved health, family life, education, business and management, and world peace.
Ban Ki-moon, from the Republic of Korea, is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. He brings to this post 37 years of service in government and on the global stage. When elected Secretary-General, he was his country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He had been posted in New Delhi, Washington, DC, and Vienna, and had served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the President, Chief National Security Advisor to the President, Deputy Minister for Policy Planning, and Director-General of American Affairs. Throughout this service, his vision was a peaceful Korean peninsula playing an expanding role for peace and prosperity in the region and the wider world. His longstanding ties with the United Nations go back to 1975, when he worked for the Foreign Ministry’s United Nations Division.