Uganda

08 October 2018, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Uganda

Secretary-General's message to the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region

[Delivered by Mr. Said Djinnit, Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region]

I thank the incoming Chair of the Regional Oversight Mechanism,  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, and the people of Uganda for hosting this Summit. I also express my appreciation to the outgoing Chair, President Denis Sassou N’Guesso, for his leadership over the last twelve months.

The historic 2013 Agreement signed by the Presidents of the region in Addis Ababa – along with the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region – remains central to peace and stability.

George  Okoth-Obbo Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees (Operations)

George Okoth-Obbo

Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees (Operations)

On 12 February 2015 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointments of George Okoth-Obbo of Uganda as Assistant High Commissioner for Operations and Volker Türk of Austria as Assistant High Commissioner for Protection in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Mr. Okoth-Obbo will succeed Janet Lim of Singapore and Mr. Türk will succeed Erika Feller of Australia.  The Secretary-General is grateful to Ms. Lim and Ms. Feller for their dedicated service and commitment to the work of UNHCR.

23 May 2018, Kampala, Uganda

Secretary-General's video message for the Third Plenary Meeting of Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes

It is a pleasure to greet all those gathered in Kampala to take action against mass atrocity crimes. 
 
I welcome your commitment to the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
 
The challenges we face today are immense.
 
The risk of atrocity crimes is very much with us.
 
The suffering they cause is unacceptable.
 
Accountability is essential.
 

23 June 2017, Kampala

Opening remarks to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees

Your Excellency President Museveni,
Excellencies,
All protocol observed,
 
Twelve years ago I became on the 15th of June High Commissioner for Refugees. On the 18th of June caught a plane to fly to Uganda to visit South Sudanese refugees to celebrate with them World Refugee Day.
 
This was a moment during in which the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was being established and peace between north and south was finally being achieved.
 

23 June 2017, Kampala, Uganda

Secretary-General's remarks at press conference with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda

Question: My question was that $358 million is only but a drop in the ocean on the amount of money that you anticipated to collected, which was $2 billion. What do we expect next? Are you going to be making more appeals to donors, or are you going to start working within a tight budget with this amount of money? 
  

22 June 2017, Imvepi

Opening remarks to the press at the Imvepi refugee settlement in Uganda

What we have all seen is the demonstration of the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have.
 
In a world where so many people are selfishly closing their doors, closing their borders, not allowing refugees to come, this example deserves praise, admiration from the whole international community.
 

22 June 2017, Imvepi, Uganda

Secretary-General’s remarks to the press at the Imvepi refugee settlement in Uganda

What we have all seen is the demonstration of the extraordinary generosity of the people and the Government of Uganda, receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost 1 million, South Sudanese refugees as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have.
 
In a world where so many people are selfishly closing their doors, closing their borders, not allowing refugees to come, this example deserves praise, admiration from the whole international community.
 

24 May 2013, Entebbe

Opening remarks at press encounter after the meeting with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Members of the Ugandan Cabinet; Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, also participated

Thank you, Mr. President. It is a great pleasure to visit Uganda again. Thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality, which all our delegation members are enjoying, even though it is a brief one.

Let me briefly explain to you what we have discussed and what the United Nations is going to do regarding some very critical security and development issues happening in this region.

I am also very happy to be joined by Dr. [Jim] Kim, the President of the World Bank and also you see Mrs. Mary Robinson, my Special Envoy for DRC and the Great Lakes region.