20 October 2016

Activities of Secretary-General in Washington, D.C., 14-15 October

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Madam Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Washington, D.C., from New York on Friday, 14 October.

Upon arrival at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Secretary-General travelled to the University of Maryland in College Park.  During a public event at the University, he received an honorary doctorate in public service and addressed an audience of students and faculty celebrating the “Do Good” initiative, a University of Maryland effort to encourage student leadership in philanthropy, non-profit management, public policy, social change and leadership.  The Secretary-General addressed the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the global refugee crisis before taking questions from students.  (See Press Release SG/SM/18211.)

That evening, the Secretary-General attended the Council of Korean Americans National Summit and Gala Awards and Dinner.

On Saturday morning, 15 October, the Secretary-General met with the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim.

Following the meeting, the Secretary-General departed Washington, D.C., for Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

For information media. Not an official record.