UN Secretary-General to give commencement address at DU

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DENVER — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will give the commencement address for graduate students at the University of Denver this summer.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will give the address for the undergraduate commencement ceremony.

“Ban, a strong advocate for sustainable development, has strived to mobilize world leaders and the global public around such pressing challenges as eradicating poverty and hunger, advancing global health, addressing climate change, strengthening peacekeeping and conflict prevention and empowering the world’s women and young people,” the university said in a statement.

Ban will give the commencement address on Friday, June 7 at 4:30pm. Hancock will speak on Saturday for the 9:30 a.m. ceremony.

Both ceremonies will take place in Magness Arena, inside the Ritchie Center on campus.

DU said this will be the 149th academic year in the university’s history.

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