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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Statement

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Michael Adams, President of the International Association of University Presidents

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 June 2012

The Secretary-General has learned with sadness of the death of Dr J. Michael Adams, President of the International Association of University Presidents and of Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Dr. Adams was a strong United Nations champion and partner, and a personal friend.  He brought his wisdom and energy, and that of the institutions he led, to serve the greater global cause, in particular, through his meaningful contribution to the United Nations Academic Impact.  The eloquence of  Michael Adams’ scholarship and writing had a democratic, inter-generational appeal which brought the power and promise of the United Nations home to so many in a world whose globalization he saw as a resource of strength and possibility.  He will be deeply missed.


Statements on 21 June 2012