Africa

Africa

13 September 2019
DSG/SM/1321-SAG/504

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the situation in the Sahel at the informal joint meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Council, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Executive Board and the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board, in Rome today:

12 September 2019
SC/13951

A Security Council statement issued today welcomed the role of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA)in promoting inclusive political dialogue in non-mission settings such as Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe, and in consolidating peace, resolving tensions, and preventing or mitigating political crises.

4 September 2019
DSG/SM/1317-ECO/308

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the World Economic Forum plenary on “Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, in Cape Town today:

29 August 2019
SG/SM/19714-DEV/3409

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development’s (TICAD) thematic session on climate change and disaster risk reduction, in Yokohama, Japan, today:

29 August 2019

Preliminary reports from medical facilities in Yemen indicate that in the past two days, as many as 13 people have been killed and at least 70 others were wounded during the clashes in Aden and Abyan governorates.

28 August 2019
SG/SM/19711-DEV/3408

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), in Yokohama, Japan, today:

28 August 2019

After a long journey across the seas, youth climate activist Greta Thunberg is arriving this afternoon in New York.  The United Nations will be there to welcome her with a flotilla of 17 sailboats, each branded with a sustainable goal.  Ms. Thunberg is scheduled to attend the Secretary-General’s climate summit.

23 August 2019

Today is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.  According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this observance is intended to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples.

7 August 2019
SC/13912

The Security Council underlined the need for more support and adequate resources for the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) today amid increased demands from Guinea-Bissau and post-transition countries in the region.

24 July 2019
SC/13898

Addressing potential sources of conflict is critical ahead of the high-stakes presidential elections scheduled for 2020 in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Niger and Togo, the top United Nations official for West Africa and the Sahel told the Security Council today.

10 July 2019
SG/SM/19660

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the African regional high-level conference on counter-terrorism and the prevention of violent extremism conducive to terrorism, in Nairobi today:

7 July 2019
DSG/SM/1303

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the twelfth extraordinary session of the African Union on the African Continental Free Trade Area, in Niamey, Niger, today:

4 July 2019
SG/SM/19655

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the Euro-African Forum, held in Cascais, Portugal, 4 to 5 July:

6 June 2019

Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller, wrapping up a three-day visit to Madagascar, called for urgent action to tackle climate change, with increased investment to help address acute humanitarian needs, as well as their causes.  Some 1.3 million people in Madagascar are severely food insecure.

4 June 2019
SC/13829

Despite recent political and security gains, Central Africa still faces looming threats — from the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Cameroon to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — requiring local solutions alongside strong continuing international support, the head of the regional United Nations office told the Security Council today.

23 May 2019

The United Nations is stepping up its response to the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is now in its tenth month and has claimed more than 1,200 lives.  The Secretary-General has appointed David Gressly, Deputy Head of mission, as the Organization’s Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator.

22 May 2019
SG/SM/19589-OBV/1884

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for Africa Day, observed on 25 May:

21 May 2019
SG/SM/19586

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the African Dialogue Series, in New York today:

21 May 2019

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that the number of attacks on schools in eastern Ukraine increased four-fold during the first four months of 2019, versus the same period in 2018, with schools attacked 12 times between January and April.

21 May 2019
DSG/SM/1283

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Africa Dialogue Series 2019, in New York today: