Secretary-General arrives in Morocco to address global conference

15 October 2010

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon touched down in Morocco today, where he will address an international policy conference on the theme of global governance.

In his speech to the gathering organized by the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) tomorrow, Mr. Ban is expected to spotlight the need for enhanced ways of working together as global interdependence deepens.

He will identify three main challenges for global governance: ensuring that the global economy works for all people; combating climate change; and addressing new challenges, such as migration and organized crime.

The three-day gathering in Marrakech will draw some 140 representatives from governments, the private sector, academia and the media.

While in the country, the Secretary-General will meet with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and the UN Country Team in the capital, Rabat.

From Morocco, he will travel to Strasbourg, France, to address the Council of Europe and meet with European officials.


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