UN chief to promote inclusive growth

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon


Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will promote inclusive and sustainable development during his India visit later this week. He will also deliver a keynote speech at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

Ban’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the UN chief will travel to Gujarat Jan 10 and deliver the keynote speech the following day, Xinhua reported.

“Addressing world leaders, policy makers, and representatives from the business community and academia, the secretary-general will stress the need to promote inclusive and sustainable development in India and globally,” said Dujarric.

During the trip, Ban is also expected to visit a solar power plant to see national efforts to promote sustainable development, said Dujarric.

Ban’s trip will conclude Jan 13.

Vibrant Gujarat Summit is a biennial investors’ summit held by the Gujarat government. This year’s focus would be on sustainable development, renewable energy, skill ecosystem and so forth.

The year 2015 is the penultimate year of the tenure of the UN chief who has been pushing forward the agenda of sustainable development over the past few years.


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