Kenya

08 March 2017, Nairobi

Opening remarks at press conference at UN Headquarters, Gigiri Complex

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, thank you very much for your presence.

As you know, I went yesterday to Somalia and I came out of Somalia with a double feeling, a feeling of sorrow, but also a feeling of hope.

08 March 2017, Nairobi

Remarks at commemoration of International Women’s Day

Today, on International Women’s Day, we have thousands of meetings like this one – meetings that clearly proclaim the need for gender equality. 

And in our world, all UN organizations and most of the governments everywhere, most of the institutions everywhere, have adopted gender equality as a policy with programmes to implement that policy and with an enormous amount of public interventions in which most women and men proclaim that commitment to gender equality. 

08 March 2017, Nairobi

Press remarks following meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at State House, Nairobi

Thank you very much Mr. President [Kenyatta] for your kind words.

This has been an extremely positive visit and our discussions have been extremely constructive. They have allowed us to express a common perspective to all the problems that Kenya and the international community are facing today. 

08 March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Secretary-General's remarks at commemoration of International Women’s Day

Today, on International Women’s Day, we have thousands of meetings like this one – meetings that clearly proclaim the need for gender equality. 

And in our world, all UN organizations and most of the governments everywhere, most of the institutions everywhere, have adopted gender equality as a policy with programmes to implement that policy and with an enormous amount of public interventions in which most women and men proclaim that commitment to gender equality. 

08 March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Press remarks by the Secretary-General following his meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi

Thank you very much Mr. President [Kenyatta] for your kind words.

This has been an extremely positive visit and our discussions have been extremely constructive. They have allowed us to express a common perspective to all the problems that Kenya and the international community are facing today. 

27 August 2016, Nairobi

Secretary-General's video message for TICAD VI Thematic Session: "Promoting Social Stability for Shared Prosperity"

It gives me pleasure to greet this TICAD VI thematic session on social stability for shared prosperity. 

I thank Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, for co-chairing this session with the United Nations.  I also commend His Excellency, President Idriss Deby, Chairperson of the African Union, for his leadership. 

Reinforcing the links between peace, security, sustainable development, good governance, human rights and environmental stewardship has always been a priority for the United Nations.

27 August 2016, Nairobi

Secretary-General's video message for the Opening Session of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI)

It is a pleasure to greet the first TICAD summit to take place on the African continent. 

I thank His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya for hosting this important gathering.  

I commend the African Union for its strong ownership.

And I thank His Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan for his generous support and leadership for African development.

The timing of this Summit is ideal. 

26 August 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

Secretary-General's video message for TICAD VI High-Level Side Event on "TICAD support for good governance in Africa through the effective implementation of Agenda 2063 and the Yokohama and Nairobi Declarations"

Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,

I commend His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya for co-organizing this important event and for his able chairpersonship of the African Peer Review Mechanism.

Good governance is at the heart of the work of the United Nations. Without good governance, peace, security, development and human rights can rarely be sustained.

Governance is also the lifeblood of any society.

17 July 2016, Nairobi

Remarks at joint press conference with President Uhuru Kenyatta

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am pleased to be back in Nairobi once again on the occasion of the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

As we all know, the region is once again experiencing threats of renewed fighting in South Sudan. Kenya continues to play a pivotal role. Its contribution to regional peace and stability remains crucial.