United Arab Emirates

13 February 2017, Dubai

Secretary-General’s remarks at the World Government Summit with Q&A [as delivered]

Watch video on webtv.un.org

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s an enormous pleasure and an enormous honor to be here. I am very grateful to your Highness [Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum] for your very kind invitation.

12 December 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Secretary-General's video message for Summit of women Speakers of Parliament: "United For Shaping the Future", organized by the Federal National Council and the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Your Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Your Excellency Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates, Your Excellency Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Honourable Saber Chowdhury, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Honourable Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of the IPU, Distinguished women Speakers of parliament, Honourable parliamentarians, Ladies and gentlemen,
 

07 December 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Secretary-General's message to the XXII International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI)

[Delivered by Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs]

I am pleased to greet the International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions.
 
I thank the State Audit Institution of the United Arab Emirates for hosting this important event.
 
I am pleased that INTOSAI and the INTOSAI community keep close ties across the United Nations system. Our relationship has grown even stronger since INTOSAI obtained special consultative status at the Economic and Social Council. 
 

05 December 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Secretary-General's video message to Arab Knowledge Summit

Your Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Your Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I am pleased to send my greetings to this Arab Knowledge Summit.
 

25 November 2016, Abu Dhabi

Remarks to Emirates Diplomatic Academy

I am honoured to be visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the ninth time as Secretary-General.
 
I thank His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Government for the warm welcome.

I would also like to express my appreciation for the support and contributions of the UAE throughout my decade in office.  

25 November 2016, Abu Dhabi

Secretary-General's Remarks to Emirates Diplomatic Academy

I am honoured to be visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the ninth time as Secretary-General.
 
I thank His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Government for the warm welcome.

I would also like to express my appreciation for the support and contributions of the UAE throughout my decade in office.  

25 November 2016, Abu Dhabi

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates

The Secretary-General met today with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates.
 
The Secretary-General thanked the Minister for the support of the United Arab Emirates to the work of the United Nations.
 
They discussed the important role of the United Arab Emirates in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and on tackling climate change.
 
They also discussed regional developments, including in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Lebanon and Iraq.
 

20 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Secretary-General's video message to the Fatima Bint Mubarak Motherhood and Childhood Forum

Your Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Her Royal Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Your Highnesses and Your Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen,
 
A Salam Aleykum!
 
I send my best wishes to everyone attending the Fatima bint Mubarak Motherhood and Childhood Forum.
 

20 November 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Secretary-General's message to United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-economic Sustainable Development

[Delivered by Mr. Kim Wonsoo, Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs]

I am pleased to send greetings to this High Level Forum on space as a driver for socio-economic sustainable development, and I thank the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs for organizing it.