Equatorial Guinea

27 June 2014, Malabo

Remarks at meeting with Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change

I am glad we could meet here in the margins of the AU Summit.

The inter-related climate and post-2015 sustainable development processes present an unprecedented opportunity to limit global temperature rise, eradicate extreme poverty and sustain economic growth.

But, to meet the full scale of the climate challenge and seize the opportunities, we need an international framework that will support accelerated action by all nations and all sectors.

That is why I am hosting a Climate Summit on 23 September in New York.

26 June 2014, Malabo

Opening remarks to the press at the African Union Summit in Malabo

I am pleased to be here for the 23rd Summit of the African Union.

This is my first visit to Malabo.

I thank President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the people of Equatorial Guinea for their warm welcome and hospitality.

I also commend President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Chairperson of the AU, and Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission, for their leadership.

26 June 2014, Malabo

Remarks at the African Union Summit in Malabo [English and French]

I thank President Obiang and the Government of Equatorial Guinea for hosting this Summit.

I am honoured to be with you today to reaffirm our enduring partnership.

Last year, I was in Addis Ababa to celebrate 50 years of African unity and achievement.

I said then that I saw a confident new narrative of hope.

The past year has consolidated that perception.

Across most of Africa, we saw stability, economic growth and continued progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

25 June 2014, Malabo

Remarks at the inauguration of the United Nations House in Equatorial Guinea

Buenas tardes, y mucho gusto.

I am honoured to be here to inaugurate this new UN House.

I thank, on behalf of the United Nations system, the Government of Equatorial Guinea for generously donating this building.

The Government has also dedicated more than $4 million for initiatives under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for the period 2013 to 2017. I understand that an additional $10 million has also been approved for development.