The Secretary-General will leave New York on Monday, 13 June, for Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the European Development Days organized by the European Commission, before attending the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, on 16 June, and visiting Greece the following day.
In Brussels, the Secretary-General will meet with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and a number of Commissioners, as well as with other senior officials attending the celebration of the European Development Days, Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation.
While in Belgium, the Secretary-General will also participate in an Advisory Board meeting of the Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) initiative, and meet with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, who is one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador.
On 16, June, the Secretary-General will be in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual international conference dedicated to economic and business issues held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation.
The Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin, as well as with other participating senior officials.
On 17, June, the Secretary-General will travel to Athens, Greece, where he will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, among others.
He will then go to the island of Lesvos, on Saturday, 18 June, to meet with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers, as well as local volunteers and authorities.
The Secretary-General is expected back in New York on Sunday, 19 June.