Engaging the Public
African countries have been the backbone and leading Member States of the United Nations since the day they achieved independence. We have been with you since birth. Now, many African countries are taking dramatic steps towards realizing their massive cultural, human and economic potential. The United Nations – and I personally as Secretary-General of the United Nations – will continue to stand with Africa as your partner and strongest supporter.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in remarks to the 24th African Union Summit, held in Addis Ababa, 30 Jan 2015