Annan travels to Paris for meetings political and business leaders
The Secretary-General will begin his two-day trip Monday with official meetings with President Jacques Chirac and Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy. He will have a working lunch with the French President and British Prime Minister Tony Blair as well.
The business leaders' conference, "The Business Contribution to the Millennium Development Goals," will be hosted by President Chirac, with the support of the Global Compact, a UN inter-agency initiative championed by Mr. Annan which seeks to advance good corporate citizenship and responsible globalization.
Mr. Annan is expected to return on Thursday to UN Headquarters in New York.