New Delhi, 07 January 2015: The Secretary-General will travel to India later this week to visit Gujarat and New Delhi. This will be his fourth trip to the country as the UN Secretary-General.
He will travel to Ahmedabad and Ghandhi Nagar, capital of the state of Gujarat, on Saturday, 10 January, and deliver a keynote speech at the Inaugural Session of the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit the following day. Addressing world leaders, policy makers, and representatives from the business community and academia, the Secretary-General will stress the need to promote inclusive and sustainable development in India and globally.
While in Gujarat, the Secretary-General is also expected to visit Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram as well as a solar power plant to see for himself national efforts to promote sustainable development.
In Gujarat and Delhi, the Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with key Indian leaders, including President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. The Secretary-General will also meet Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and UN Goodwill Ambassadors in India.
On 12 January, the Secretary-General is expected to deliver the 13th Sapru House Lecture, organized by the Indian Council of World Affairs.
He will conclude his visit to India on 13 January, following his meetings with UN staff and heads of UN agencies in India.