United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's upcoming schedule does not include a trip to North Korea, according to an itinerary released by his spokesman after Chinese media reported that Ban would visit the North on Monday.

A statement released to Reuters said Ban will be in New York and then Malta for the Commonwealth Summit, which will start on Nov. 27. From there, he will travel to Paris for the U.N. summit on climate change, which will begin on Nov. 30.

"He has repeatedly said that he is willing to play any constructive role, including traveling to the DPRK, in an effort to work for peace, stability and dialogue on the Korean Peninsula," said the statement by spokesman Stephane Dujarric. North Korea's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.