UN chief to travel to Africa
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be in South Africa next week to discuss UN programmes on poverty reduction, the fight against HIV/AIDS and to attend the opening of the World Cup, the UN said Friday.
Ban plans to arrive in Johannesburg on Tuesday for talks with government officials on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include reduction of maternal and child mortality and universal primary education for all children, DPA reported.
South Africa will on Friday kick off the month-long World Cup.
Ban will then travel to Burundi, Cameroon, Benin and Sierra Leone where he will hold discussions on the implementation of the MDGs. He visited Malawi and Uganda last week.