10 July 2019, Nairobi

Transcript of the Joint Press Stakeout between the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission

To fight terrorism and to prevent violent extremism are fundamental priorities for the African Union, for the [United Nations], for Africa and for the world.

10 July 2019, Nairobi

Secretary-General's remarks to the African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter Terrorism and Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism

Your Excellency, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta,
  President of the Republic of Kenya,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I thank the Government of Kenya for helping the United Nations organize this landmark conference.
To begin, I would like to honour the tens of thousands of African victims of terrorism and to express solidarity with African countries that have suffered terrorist attacks that shock with their barbarity and disregard for human life.
Kenya itself has endured numerous terrorist attacks. 

27 May 2019, Nairobi, Kenya

Secretary-General's video message to UN-HABITAT Assembly

I am pleased to greet this First Universal Assembly of UN-Habitat as you discuss ways to improve the quality of life in cities and communities.
Your gathering comes at an important juncture.
About sixty percent of the urban infrastructure needed by 2030 is yet to be built.
That creates great opportunities.
Well-planned and managed cities can steer us towards inclusive growth and sustainable, low-emission development.

14 March 2019, Nairobi

Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to Fourth UN Environment Assembly [as prepared for delivery]

Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Let me first express my deepest condolences to the Government of Ethiopia and the bereaved relatives of those from many nations who lost their lives in last week’s tragic air crash.
As we know, a number of the passengers were colleagues from the United Nations family.  

14 March 2019, Nairobi

Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at Closing of One Planet Summit [as prepared for delivery]

Your Excellency Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya,
Your Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic,
Your Excellency Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Interim President of the World Bank,
Excellencies, distinguished guests and partners, ladies and gentlemen, 
I thank Presidents Macron and Kenyatta for bringing us here today.
2018 was a record-breaking year for all the wrong reasons.
It was the fourth warmest year on record.

Leonard Muriuki Ngondi Force Commander

Leonard Muriuki Ngondi

Force Commander

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat announced on 8 August 2017 the appointment of Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya as Force Commander for the African Union‑United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).  He succeeds Lieutenant General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi of Rwanda to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and effective leadership as head of UNAMID military component.

04 December 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Secretary-General's Message to 2017 UN Environment Assembly

We have the right to live in a clean environment.  We expect to be able to eat, drink and breathe without risking our health.  Yet, we continue to pollute our air, land, waterways and oceans.  We trigger sand and dust storms due to climate change and environmental degradation.  We use dangerous chemicals and substances in everyday objects.  We inflict global suffering that is inexcusable, preventable and reversible.

08 May 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Secretary-General's video message to the 26th Session of the Governing Council of UN-HABITAT

Thank you to all participants at this UN-Habitat Governing Council for your commitment to a more sustainable future.