A former UN secretary general has been named as a fellow of the University of Oxford's Kellogg College.

Ban Ki-moon, known for his instrumental role in the Paris Climate Agreement, will visit Oxford on May 2 to deliver a lecture on 'Human Rights in a Fractured World'.

Kellogg College president, Professor Jonathan Michie said: "I’m thrilled that Ban Ki-moon has accepted this invitation to become a Fellow of the college.

"Few figures have had such a positive impact on the world stage as Ban Ki-moon, who has worked tirelessly towards enhancing human rights and fostering economic and social development."

Ban Ki-moon served as the UN Secretary General from January 2007 to December 2016, during which he dedicated his career to global issues including climate change and poverty reduction.

He is now deputy chair of The Elders.

Ban Ki-moon commented: "I’m delighted to have been honoured by an Oxford College which shares my passions for social and environmental sustainability, tackling climate change and promoting international human rights."

Ban Ki-moon is the latest recipient of Kellogg's Bynum Tudor Fellowship, established in 2004 to recognise individuals for their global contributions through scholarship, personal dedication and social influence.

Previous recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Majesty King Charles III.