Secretary-General on Africa
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On the margins of the London Conference on Somalia, the Secretary-General discussed the situation in South Sudan with a number of international stakeholders. In this respect, on 10 and 11 May 2017, he met with the Chairperson of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat.
Secretary-General's remarks on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda [as delivered]
I am honoured to be with you today, on one of the most solemn occasions on the United Nations calendar.
Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council Thematic Debate entitled Peacekeeping Operations Review [Bilingual version, as delivered]
United Nations peacekeeping is an investment in global peace, security, and prosperity. Around the world, the Blue Helmets are the concrete expression of the Charter’s determination “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.” The achievements of peace operations are a source of great pride to us all. When they fail, it causes us pain and drives us to improve. United Nations peacekeepers have contributed to a legacy of stability from El Salvador to Namibia, from East Timor to Côte d’Ivoire, and from Mozambique to Cambodia.
KAMPALA – A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken.