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.

28 October 2014, Addis Ababa

Remarks at inauguration of new office facility at UN Economic Commission for Africa Compound

The opening of the New Office Facility [NOF] is a milestone for the United Nations and for its already close partnership with Ethiopia and with people across Africa.

Being together under one roof means common services, economies of scale and the harmonization of our operations. Most of all, it means the United Nations is better placed to deliver better results.

27 October 2014, Addis Ababa

Remarks to the press in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s a great pleasure to visit Addis Ababa again at this time. I am very pleased to be joined by Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group; and I also appreciate our partners from the African Union, the Islamic Development Bank and the European Union.

Our organizations are united in our determination to support the Horn of Africa.

11 October 2014, Tripoli

Remarks in Tripoli, Libya

Dear Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr. Mohammed Sha’ib
Dear Mr. Fathi Bashagha
H.E. Ms. Federica Mogherini, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Jonathan Powell, Special Envoy of the United Kingdom
Mr. Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi, Ambassador of Italy to Libya and Special Envoy
Mr. Denis Gauer, Special Envoy of France
Mr. Joe Mangion, Special Envoy of Malta

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Assalamu alaykom, peace be upon you,

I am very honoured to be in Libya once again on my second visit after the revolution.

10 October 2014, Tunis

Remarks at joint rress conference with His Excellency Mr. Mongi Hamdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

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Good afternoon,

I am happy to be back in Tunisia.

I thank the Tunisian Government and people for their warm welcome.

I have come to show the UN’s solidarity with this important country at a critical time in the history of Tunisia and the region.

The United Nations has been proud to support the Tunisian people in the democratic transition. I am here to discuss how we can do more to advance this process.

Ladies and gentlemen,