Former UN chief scheduled to speak at Boston College

Published February 27, 2018, 3:25 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Associated Press

NEWTON, Mass. — Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is making an appearance at Boston College.

Ban was South Korea’s foreign minister before serving 10 years as UN chief. He’s scheduled to speak Tuesday on “human welfare and global citizenship.”

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 28, 2017, file photo, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses an audience during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Ban is scheduled to speak at Boston College, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, on "human welfare and global citizenship." (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
FILE – In this Wednesday, June 28, 2017, file photo, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses an audience during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Ban is scheduled to speak at Boston College, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, on “human welfare and global citizenship.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Ban told the UN Security Council last week that the “current reconciliatory atmosphere” between North and South Korea that began during the 2018 Winter Olympics must be kept alive. He called on the US to play a role by engaging with North Korea.

Ban chairs the International Olympic Committee’s Ethics Commission.

He is no stranger to the Boston area, having received a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1985.

 
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