Ban Ki-moon might only be in Canada for 48 hours, but the UN Secretary-General still made time to take questions from a group of Ottawa high school students.

Ban and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped by Glebe Collegiate Institute on Thursday afternoon to take part in a student assembly.

The CBC's Sandra Abma was there.

Unfortunately, the hectic schedules of world leaders don't always mesh with those of high school students.

Trudeau and Ban did eventually did show up, however, and the pair received a warm reception.

Ban told the crowd of high school students that engaging young people around the globe is one of his top priorities.

Before they arrived at Glebe Collegiate Institute, Trudeau made the announcement that Canada would be looking to win a seat on the UN Security Council as part of a move to renew its relationship with the world body.

"We're looking at a number of windows in the coming years. We are going to evaluate the opportunities for Canada to mount a successful bid," Trudeau said earlier Thursday.

Ban's two-day visit to Canada also includes a stop in Montreal.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon took part in a joint news conference in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill before they dropped by Glebe Collegiate. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)