Ban Ki Moon to visit Auckland

HAMISH RUTHERFORD
Last updated 12:35 29/08/2014
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
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HONOURED: UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.

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Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, will be given an honorary doctorate from the University of Auckland next week.

The Department of Internal Affairs has just announced next week's short visit from the South Korean Ki Moon, who has held the top job at the New York-based UN since 2007.

On Tuesday he will hold a "short" press conference alongside Prime Minister John Key, before the the doctorate is conferred on Wednesday.

A former diplomat, Ki Moon is the eighth UN Secretary General.

New Zealand is currently vying for a seat on the UN Security Council, while former Prime Minister Helen Clark is said to be in the running to one day replace Ki Moon.

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