UNITED NATIONS - The UN General Assembly Tuesday agreed to appoint Ban Ki-moon to a second consecutive term as the Secretary-General of the 192-member Organization. Under the resolution, which was adopted by acclamation, Bans second term will run from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016. Todays decision follows a recommendation last week by members of the Security Council that Ban the eighth person to serve as UN chief be re-appointed. He has been in office since January 2007. Following the re-appointment, General Assembly President Joseph Deiss praised Ban for his remarkable leadership of the world body.