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Jun 7, 2013 8:33 PM by Juice Godfrey

UN chief visits Colorado, urges action on climate

DENVER (AP) - The head of the United Nations is urging University of Denver graduates to be "global citizens" and to fight to conquer poverty, hunger and hatred.

At the university's graduate commencement ceremony Friday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also said there will be no military solution to the crisis in Syria.

Earlier in the day, he told a Denver civic group he's going to step up pressure on the U.S. and other nations to take stronger action to address climate change.

He talked up the U.N.'s ambitious roadmap to tackle the world's major challenges, from climate change to equality for women. The U.N. has set a goal of ending extreme poverty everywhere by 2030.

Ban also visited the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder during his Colorado trip.

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