UN chief is inviting world leaders to sign landmark climate agreement on April 22 in New York

December 14, 2015 5:45 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting world leaders to the United Nations on April 22 — Earth Day — to sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change that was reached in Paris.

Ban told reporters Monday he wants leaders of the nearly 200 countries that approved the deal on Saturday to come to U.N. headquarters on the first day it opens for signing "because this will be the first-ever universal climate change agreement."

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