05 December 2019, Bali, Indonesia

Secretary-General's video message for the Bali Democracy Forum: "Democracy and Inclusivity"

I am pleased to greet the Bali Democracy Forum.
Around the world, we face turbulence and uncertainty.
Disquiet in peoples’ lives is leading to anything but quiet in the streets.
Many are hurting. All want to be heard.
At this time of widening geopolitical and social fault lines, I welcome your focus on ‘Democracy and Inclusivity’.

06 December 2018, Bali, Indonesia

Secretary-General's video message to the Bali Democracy Forum

I am pleased to address the Bali Democracy Forum.
I commend the Government of Indonesia for organizing this event under the theme “Democracy for prosperity”. 
Inclusive and participatory decision-making is integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies.  
In recent years, your region has witnessed a renewed commitment to democracy, with widespread participation in local and national elections.

13 October 2018, Bali

Remarks at the International Monetary and Financial Committee

I welcome this opportunity to address the International Monetary and Financial Committee. 
We meet at a time of enormous uncertainty.
As Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, you are accustomed to dealing with deficits every day.
But the biggest deficit the world faces today is not in budget plan or accounting chart.  It’s the deficit of trust, a bad case of what I called in the UN General Assembly Trust Deficit Disorder. 

13 October 2018, Bali

Remarks at the Climate Finance Ministerial Meeting

This event comes at an opportune time.
The Paris Agreement calls for governments to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees. 
We are way off target.
Climate change is running faster than we are.
The commitments made so far by Parties to the Paris Agreement represent just one-third of what is needed.
We risk irreversible catastrophe if we don’t act more quickly and with more ambition.
The world has already warmed by 1 degree. 

13 October 2018, Bali

Remarks at the Development Committee

Madame Chairman, may I first of all express once again to you, to your government and to the people, my deep solidarity in relation to the trying times that you have been facing.
I just came from Palu and I was deeply impressed by two things. One, the resilience, the sense of solidarity and the courage of the people. And second, the very effective response that the government has put together and your very ambitious programme of reconstruction that, I hope, will have the full support of the international community as a whole.

11 October 2018, Denpasar

Remarks to ASEAN Leaders' Gathering

President Widodo, thank you very much for your invitation and warm hospitality.

I want to begin by expressing once again my deepest condolences and solidarity with all those affected by the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi and my admiration for the effective, very effective response led by the Indonesian Government.

Mr. President, we are with you and with the people of Indonesia. 

I will be travelling to Palu tomorrow.  I want to reiterate the full commitment of the United Nations to support government-led rescue and relief efforts. 

08 December 2017, Bali, Indonesia

Secretary-General's video message for the Tenth Bali Democracy Forum

Congratulations to all participating in the tenth Bali Democracy Forum.
The United Nations welcomes every effort to share best practices and learn from each other through regional and international dialogue on democracy.
I have sometimes heard the view that democracy can put stability at risk, or run counter to efforts to prevent conflict.
On the contrary.
The principles of inclusion, openness and dialogue are key to lasting peace and stability, and to sustainable development.

08 December 2016, Bali, Indonesia

Secretary-General's video message to Ninth Bali Democracy Forum

Your Excellency Mr. Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

10 October 2016, Bali, Indonesia

Secretary-General's video message to the Second World Culture Forum

Your Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, Your Excellency Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Your Excellency Mrs. Megawati Soekarnoputri, Former President of the Republic of Indonesia, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,
Welcome to the 2016 World Culture Forum. I thank the Republic of Indonesia for hosting and UNESCO for its support.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognized the essential role of culture.