United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will make a working visit to Singapore from 29 to 30 August 2016. Mr Ban will be accompanied by his wife Mrs Ban Soon-taek and senior officials from the UN. Mr Ban last visited Singapore in 2012.

During his visit, Mr Ban will call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Mr Ban will also be hosted to lunch by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, and meet Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

On 29 August 2016, Mr Ban will deliver the 8th Lecture in Singapore Management University's Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Public Lecture Series. Mr Ban will be conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the National University of Singapore (NUS) in a ceremony at the Istana on 30 August 2016. The Honorary Degree is awarded in recognition of Mr Ban's international efforts to promote sustainable development, human rights, global peace and security.