Africa at the UN General Assembly
It’s that time of the year again, when the United Nations General Assembly — the institution''s main deliberative body — holds its annual debate, starting 23 September. It brings together world leaders and non-governmental actors. Africa Renewal online brings you the issues that are important to the continent. Watch this space.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the attack against MINUSMA convoy in Kidal region, Mali [scroll down for French version]
The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s attack against a logistic convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) travelling from Tessalit to Aguelhok in Kidal region. The attack killed three and injured two peacekeepers from Chad. The Secretary-General conveys his sincere condolences to the Government of Chad as well as his profound sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims. He wishes a swift recovery to the wounded.
Allocution du Secrétaire-General à la communauté musulmane au petit séminaire de Bangassou [Secretary-General's remarks to the Muslim community at the “petit séminaire” in Bangassou]
C'est surtout une visite de solidarité avec tous et toutes les Centrafricains qui souffrent, victimes des exactions et des violences des groupes criminels, qui ont créé tant des problèmes et tant de souffrances au peuple centrafricain.
Secretary-General’s press encounter following his meeting with President Faustin Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic [in French]
Monsieur le Président, merci bien de votre accueil si chaleureux, et transmettez s’il vous plait au peuple Centrafricain aussi ma gratitude face à l’accueil chaleureux dont j’ai bénéficié hier à l’arrivée dans votre pays. Cette visite est une visite de solidarité mais de solidarité active, naturellement nous avons une solidarité profonde avec le peuple centrafricain à cause de ses souffrances, de ses problèmes de ses difficultés.
REMARQUES DU SECRETAIRE-GENERAL LORS DE LA RECEPTION A L’OCCASION DE LA JOURNEE DES NATIONS UNIES Bangui, République centrafricaine C’était pour moi un devoir de venir célébrer la Journée mondiale des Nations unies en Centrafrique. Un devoir de solidarité vis-à-vis du peuple centrafricain et des autorités démocratiques légitimes du pays.
Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at UN Secretary-General Awards Ceremony [as prepared for delivery]
Colleagues and friends, It is a great pleasure to celebrate the finalists of this year’s United Nations Secretary-General Awards. Let me begin by conveying the warm greetings of the Secretary-General. As you know, he is in the Central African Republic to mark UN day with peacekeepers and staff. He asked me to personally extend his congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the finalists for the wonderful initiatives and ideas they have contributed to our Organization.
Joint Statement of the African Union and the United Nations on the forthcoming presidential election in Kenya
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, continue to closely monitor developments in Kenya, in the light of the forthcoming presidential election.
Secretary-General's message to the 7th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
I thank President Denis Sassou N’Guesso for hosting the seventh ordinary Summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). I also congratulate President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço for Angola’s able stewardship at the helm of the ICGLR. Since your last ICGLR summit held in Luanda in June 2016, your respective Governments have taken a number of steps to advance peace, security, stability and development in the Great Lakes region.
Secretary-General's message to the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region
I express my deep appreciation to President Denis Sassou N’Guesso and the Government of the Republic of the Congo for hosting the eighth high-level meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region. Much has been achieved since the signing of the PSC Framework in 2013, yet there is still a long way to go to achieve the noble goals the region has set for itself.