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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for more details about a multibillion-dollar Canadian pledge to help developing countries fight climate change when they meet in Ottawa on Thursday as part of an effort to forge a new relationship after years of Conservative government neglect.

Mr. Ban is coming to the capital at a time when the new Liberal government is looking to reinvigorate Canada’s role within the the UN and renew its bid for a rotating, non-permanent seat on the Security Council.

Kate White, president and chief executive officer of the United...

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