UN chief to visit Morocco and France

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to Morocco later this week to address the opening session of the World Policy Conference 2010.
The conference, which opens Friday, is being organized by the French Institute of International Relations.
UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said Monday that Ban will also meet King Mohammed VI and the UN country team in Rabat.
The secretary-general will then travel to Strasbourg, France, where on Oct. 19 he will address the Council of Europe on the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights. Later that day, he will address the European Parliament.
Nesirky said Ban will meet leaders of both organizations and will also attend an extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee.