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Gordon Brown now un envoy

world Updated: Jul 14, 2012 22:57 IST

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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to become a special global education envoy to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, it was announced on Saturday.


Brown who will accompany Ban on a tour of Asia in August, is expected to get 61 million more children enrolled in eduation across the world by 2015 to meet a UN Millennium Development goal.

Considering the new post a “great privilege”, Brown who left office in 2010, will join statesmen including former US president Bill Clinton and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan as UN special envoys.