Appointments of the Secretary-General

24 August - 2 September 2019

The Secretary-General will depart for a three-country trip to France, Japan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

His first stop will be France, where he will attend the G7 Summit in Biarritz, where he will participate in sessions on climate biodiversity and oceans, on fighting against inequalities and on the partnership with Africa and the Sahel. He will also hold bilateral meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the G7 Summit.

The Secretary-General will then travel to Yokohama, Japan, on the evening of Tuesday, 27 August, to participate in the 7th Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD).

There, he will speak at the opening session, a special conference on peace and stability in the Horn of Africa and the neighbouring region, and a thematic session on climate change and disaster risk reduction. He will also meet with the Japanese Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, as well as with other leaders attending the Summit.

Then on Saturday, 31 August, the Secretary-General will arrive in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a three-day visit to take stock of and mobilize additional support for the response to the Ebola outbreak.

In the province of North Kivu, he will meet with Ebola survivors and health workers during a visit to an Ebola Treatment Center and also assess the implementation, by the UN peacekeeping mission there (MONUSCO) and its Intervention Brigade, of its mandate to protect civilians and support the authorities of the DRC to consolidate peace and stabilize the country.

In Kinshasa, the Secretary-General will meet with the President of the DRC, other senior government officials, members of the opposition and representatives from civil society organizations.

He will be back in New York on 3 September.