Africa

19 December 2014, Freetown

Opening remarks at joint press conference with President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone

I am very pleased to visit [Sierra Leone] for the third time as a Secretary-General of the United Nations.

19 December 2014, Hastings

Remarks at Ebola Treatment Unit PTS1

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It is an honour to be with you today.

I thank Rebecca Johnson for her moving story.

What a remarkable journey: from Ebola caregiver to Ebola survivor -- and then back again to caregiver.

What is even more extraordinary is her dedication. Thank you for showing us that, as you said so memorably, “Ebola is not the end of the world”.

19 December 2014, Monrovia

Opening remarks at joint press conference with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

Thank you, Madame President, for your very kind welcome and hospitality and recognition of the United Nations and the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) work in this.

I am very pleased to visit Liberia again, but this time with a very unique and very important mission. I am here to demonstrate our strong partnership and solidarity and assurance of support for the people and Government of Liberia in addressing this Ebola outbreak.

31 October 2014, Nairobi

Remarks at i-Hub/Ushahidi

I am very happy to visit this Ushahidi/i-Hub this morning.

Today is my last day of my visit to Kenya. I wanted to come here and witness myself ¬– I am feeling that I am seeing the future of Kenya, the future of many women and the future of Africa.

30 October 2014, Nairobi

Remarks at the launch of The Guardian’s Global Media Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

I am delighted to be here at the launch of this Global Media Campaign against female genital mutilation. It recognizes the critical role of media around the world in adding their voices and reach to help end FGM in a generation.

With its anti-FGM campaigns in the United Kingdom, the United States, The Gambia, and now Kenya, The Guardian has demonstrated its commitment to bringing an end to this brutal practice. I commend the Kenyan Government for intensifying its efforts to end FGM.

30 October 2014, Nairobi

Remarks at First Ministerial and Experts Conference on sustainable transport in Africa

It is a pleasure to join you today. I am glad that my visit to the Horn of Africa has enabled me to take part in this important gathering. Thank you for your invitation and this opportunity.

I thank the Kenyan Government for hosting this inaugural Forum. I also thank the World Bank for working with UN-Habitat and the UN Environment Programme in supporting this effort.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

29 October 2014, Nairobi

Remarks at joint press conference with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya

It is always a great pleasure for me to be here in Nairobi, which is also home to UNON and so many of our dedicated United Nations staff. As the President just said, I have become a regular and frequent visitor and I am very happy to visit Nairobi as often as possible.

29 October 2014, Mogadishu

Remarks to the press in Mogadishu, Somalia

Your Excellency Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality and I highly commend your leadership.

As the President just said, I was in Mogadishu in December 2011, just about three years ago. It is good to be back in Somalia and meet many Government leaders and the people of Somalia. Even though my visit is very brief today, I can already see and feel how the country has made remarkable progress since my last visit.

28 October 2014, Djibouti

Remarks at UN Day celebration

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Merci de votre accueil chaleureux et de votre hospitalité.

Merci de me donner l’occasion de célébrer la Journée des Nations Unies à Djibouti. Je suis très heureux d’être ici avec d’autres membres de la famille des Nations Unies et avec nos partenaires. Nous sommes ici pour montrer notre solidarité avec Djibouti et avec la région. Nous sommes à vos côtés pour promouvoir des avancées globales sur les plans de la paix, du développement et des droits de l’homme.

28 October 2014, Addis Ababa

Opening remarks to the press with the African Union Commission Chairperson and President of the World Bank on the Ebola crisis

I am pleased to be here with the African Union Commission to discuss an issue of national, regional and global concerns to us all -- the world’s response to Ebola.

With Dr. Zumba and President Kim and other partner organizations, we had extensive discussions on how our three organizations our three organizations - the United Nations, AU and the World Bank -- and other partners organizations and multilateral banks, development banks can help the international community's efforts to address the Ebola outbreak.