Cowen to discuss climate with Ban Ki-Moon
7 Jul 2009
By Deaglan de Breadun
TAOISEACH BRIAN Cowen is to discuss issues of world hunger and climate change at a meeting with United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon who is visiting Dublin today.
The UN chief will also meet President Mary McAleese and Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin, as well as attending the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Mr Ban will give an address at Dublin Castle this morning, under the auspices of the Institute of International and European Affairs, entitled Sixty Years of UN Peacekeeping.
Topics for discussion at his meeting with the Foreign Affairs Committee are expected to include the Lisbon Treaty; the situation in Sudan; Ireland's role in UN peacekeeping; UN reform; the Middle East; climate change; and women's rights