Secretary-General to visit Austria and Liechtenstein

30 August 2010

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heads tomorrow to Austria and Liechtenstein for a week-long official visit that will focus on global governance, European issues and United Nations affairs.

Mr. Ban will travel first to Liechtenstein, where he is scheduled to meet with several senior officials in the small principality, including Prince Hans-Adam II, Deputy Prime Minister Martin Meyer and Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick. He will also deliver a speech on global governance to parliamentarians, politicians, business leaders and members of civil society.

The Secretary-General will then travel to Vienna, where he will meet with senior Austrian officials. He will also give the opening remarks for an anti-corruption conference entitled From Vision to Reality: A New and Holistic Approach to Fighting Corruption.

Mr. Ban will then travel to Alpbach, also in Austria, to address the European Forum 2010, as well as to a Security Council retreat. He will also host the annual retreat of senior UN officials.


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