Jordan

29 March 2017, Dead Sea

Address at the Summit of the League of Arab States

Your Majesties,
Your Royal Highnesses,
Excellencies,
 
As salaam alaikum.
 
I thank His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Government of Jordan for inviting me to address this important Summit of the League of Arab States.
 
Your Majesty, I was Prime Minister of Portugal when I first had the honour of meeting you.
 

29 March 2017, Dead Sea

Secretary-General's Address at the Summit of the League of Arab States [As prepared for delivery]

 
 
Your Majesties,
Your Royal Highnesses,
Excellencies,
 
As salaam alaikum.
 
I thank His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Government of Jordan for inviting me to address this important Summit of the League of Arab States.
 
Your Majesty, I was Prime Minister of Portugal when I first had the honour of meeting you.
 

28 March 2017, Zaatari

Opening press remarks at Zaatari refugee camp

[inaudible] …I have been to Zaatari about ten times. Remembering six years ago when I was seeing the first Syrian refugees coming over the border, how sad it is, how terrible it is, that today we still have Zaatari camp full with Syrian refugees, and that the tragedy of Syria is going on and on and on.

28 March 2017, Zaatari, Jordan

Secretary-General's press remarks at Zaatari refugee camp

 

Secretary-General: [inaudible] …I have been to Zaatari about ten times. Remembering six years ago when I was seeing the first Syrian refugees coming over the border, how sad it is, how terrible it is, that today we still have Zaatari camp full with Syrian refugees, and that the tragedy of Syria is going on and on and on.

14 November 2016, Amman, Jordan

Secretary-General's video message to UNRWA Advisory Commission

Your Excellency, Dr. Bisher Khasawneh, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Jordan, Mr. Chairman, Ambassador Manuel Bessler, Commissioner General, Mr. Pierre Krahenbuhl, Distinguished Members of UNRWA's Advisory Commission, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for this opportunity to address the UNRWA Advisory Commission.
As a community under UN protection, Palestine refugees continue to face enormous hardship and challenges.
In the occupied Palestinian territory, they are subjected to the indignities of an occupation that has entered its fiftieth year.

16 November 2016, Amman, Jordan

Secretary-General's message to Amman Security Colloquium

I am pleased to send greetings to this year’s Amman Security Colloquium.  I commend the joint organizing committee and the Arab Institute for Security Studies for convening it, and
I thank Jordan for hosting.  Jordan is a valued partner of the United Nations and is a longstanding generous host to refugees fleeing conflict.  
 
The security dynamics of the Middle East continue to be affected by violent conflicts, radicalization, sectarian violence and an increasingly politicized geopolitical environment. 

27 March 2016, Amman

Opening remarks at press conference in Jordan

Foreign Minister, Nasser Judeh, Minister of Planning, Imad Fakhoury, ladies and gentlemen of the press,

It is a great pleasure to visit Jordan again. Amman is really a city [that is] a centre of activities and diplomacy and I really thank you for all your strong support for the United Nations, working together with the United Nations.

27 March 2016, Amman

Remarks at opening dialogue with youth in Jordan

In Jordan’s Zaatari camp, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks with young refugees. 27 March, 2016. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Dear students,

Asalam Aleykum.

Thank you for your warm welcome.

I’m very pleased to be here today at the University of Jordan; the oldest school of higher education in the country.

This university has played its part in making Jordan into the country it is today. It has educated many of your top politicians, businessmen and leaders from all sectors of society. Some of them are even working for me!