Harvard University welcomes UN chief

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The current generation is the first that can end poverty, and also the last generation that can slow global warming before it is too late.

This is according to the UN Secretary-General who on Tuesday was at Harvard University in the United States to receive the "Humanitarian of the Year" award for his initiatives to address major global issues.

At the award ceremony, Ban Ki-moon called for more determined global action on climate change, nuclear disarmament, the Ebola outbreak and human rights.‎

He also stressed the need for a new international climate agreement and updated sustainable development goals.

Earlier in the day, he was due to meet with members of Harvard's faculty, as well student leaders.

He welcomed Harvard's decision to support the Carbon Disclosure Project, a non-profit organization that asks companies to disclose information on gas emissions, energy use and carbon risks associated with their business.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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