UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, is scheduled to travel to the Horn of Africa next week.

Ban will be joined on the visit by the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, and officials from the Africa Union, the European Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank.

This is the third joint trip the secretary-general is undertaking with the World Bank and other regional organisations, following the ones to the Sahel and the Great Lakes region last year.

The delegation will first visit Ethiopia for meetings with the Foreign Minister and the Prime Minister, as well as  IGAD?s Foreign Minister and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and its commissioners.

In Djibouti, the delegation will meet with the President, Prime Minister and President of the National Assembly.

 Members of the delegation will then travel to Kenya, where they will meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

While in Nairobi, the UN chief will also launch the Global Media Campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation.

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