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UN chief to receive humanitarian award at Harvard University

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is expected to receive humanitarian award from Harvard University for his initiatives to tackle human rights, human trafficking, climate change and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced here Monday.

"The secretary-general will leave for Cambridge, Massachusetts, tomorrow," Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here, referring to the U.S. city where Harvard University is located.

"While in Cambridge, he will be honored by the Harvard Foundation with the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year award for his initiatives to address human rights, human trafficking, climate change and Ebola, among other global issues," Dujarric said.

"During his visit, the secretary-general is also expected to meet with the president of Harvard University, faculty members and students," he added.

Drew Faust is the president of the world-known university. Endite

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