Jamia to confer honorary degree to UN chief

New Delhi, April 25: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will confer an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degree to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

“The University will hold a special convocation Friday at 11 a.m. to confer the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) on Ban Ki-moon, the eighth and current secretary general to United Nations,” said a university statement Wednesday.

Ban Ki-moon who has been a career diplomat, in 2011 ran unopposed for a second term as secretary general and was unanimously re-elected to the post by the General Assembly.

He will continue to serve in his current position till December 2016, the statement said.

Lieutenant general (Retired) M.A. Zaki, chancellor, JMI, will confer the degree to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, while Najeeb Jung, vice chancellor, JMI, will present him with a citation.

IANS