Egypt

04 March 2020, Cairo, Egypt

Note to Correspondents: UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen's remarks to Foreign Ministers of the League of Arab States

Your Royal Highnesses, your Excellencies, Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, dear friends:
 
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to brief you on the developments in Syria and my efforts to facilitate a political solution.
 
It is an honour to be here, among lots of friends. It is only together that we can address this immense challenge.
 
The conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic is now in its tenth year.
 

Ghada  Fathy Ismail Waly Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna

Ghada Fathy Ismail Waly

Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 21 November 2019 the appointment of Ghada Fathi Waly of Egypt as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  Ms. Waly will also serve as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).  She succeeds Yuri Fedotov of the Russian Federation to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service to the Organization.
 

11 December 2019, Aswan, Egypt

Deputy-Secretary-General's remarks at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development interactive session on: “Twenty-One Strategies Later: Why is Sustainable Peace and Development in the Sahel Still Elusive?”

Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Grateful for the Arab Republic of Egypt for its hosting of Aswan and for continuous commitment to draw the attention of the international community on the Sahel, especially through the Peacebuilding Commission.

Despite the enormous potential of the Sahel and the commitment of the international community, we are yet to deliver on our collective promise to support the countries of the Sahel.

The spread of violent extremist networks is threatening intercommunal relations, including between farmers and herders.

11 December 2019, Aswan, Egypyt

Deputy Secretary-General's opening and closing remarks at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development - Opening Plenary Session with leaders: “The Africa We Want: Sustaining Peace, Security & Development” [as prepared for delivery]

Opening remarks

Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,

I commend President Al-Sisi for convening the Aswan Forum on sustainable peace, security and development in Africa – and I welcome our very distinguished panel.

The discussions today will enrich the global debate on holistic approaches to peace and development, and will provide critical inputs to the 2020 UN peacebuilding architecture review now underway.  

14 December 2019, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Secretary-General's video message to the World Youth Forum, 14-17 December

I am pleased to greet the World Youth Forum.
 
Young people are “critical agents of change”, driving transformation worldwide. 
 
But too many young people face barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential.
 
This is unacceptable.
 
The United Nations Youth 2030 Strategy recognizes that we cannot achieve the Sustainable Development Goals without meaningful participation from young people.
 
I encourage you to keep pushing:
 
To overcome poverty and gender inequality...
 

11 December 2019, Aswan, Egypt

Secretary-General's Video Message to Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace, Security and Development in Africa, 11-12 December

I am pleased to address this forum and I thank Egypt for convening this gathering on peace and development in Africa.  
 
Sustainable, inclusive development is essential to fulfilling Africa’s enormous potential.
 
It is also the most effective way to address underlying causes of conflict, tackle the climate crisis and build resilient communities and societies.
 
Both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 recognize the interlinkage between development and peace.
 

14 November 2019, Cairo, Egypt

Secretary-General's message to International Conference organized by the Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge

It is a pleasure to greet this conference organized by the Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge. 
 

28 October 2019, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Secretary-General's video message to the World Radiocommunication Conference

I am pleased to greet the World Radiocommunication Conference. 

Radiocommunication technology has transformed information sharing, revolutionized industries, saved lives and advanced development.

Your discussions will have significant implications as we look forward – including your consideration of the identification of frequency bands particularly suitable for the deployment of high-capacity 5G networks.