Africa

13 July 2015, Addis Ababa

Remarks at event on Financing Sustainable Energy For All

I am pleased to be with you.

This is the year for global action, for people and the planet.

Following this important Conference on Financing for Development, September will see the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

December will cap a monumental year when governments meet to agree a universal climate change agreement in Paris.

At the heart of all this action lies sustainable energy.

It is the golden thread that links economic growth, increased social equity and a healthy environment.

13 July 2015, Addis Ababa

Remarks at World Bank event “Billions to Trillions – Ideas to Action”

I am pleased to be with you today.

We are at a turning point for our global development agenda.

The Millennium Development Goals have significantly advanced poverty reduction and social development.

Now we must tackle the unfinished business of the MDGs, consolidate achievements and put our world on a more sustainable and equitable trajectory.

Here in Addis Ababa we are reinvigorating the global partnership for development.

13 July 2015, Addis Ababa

Remarks at event on Malaria: Financing for a New Era

I am pleased to join you at this meeting on Malaria Financing for a New Era.

We are coming to the end of an extraordinary period in the fight against malaria.

The final report on the Millennium Development Goals tells us that malaria deaths have reached an all-time low.

Our success has been a collective effort forged by partnerships.

It could not have been possible without the contributions of every part of our coalition.

13 July 2015, Addis Ababa

Remarks at opening of Third International Conference on Financing for Development

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) greets Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the opening of the FFD3 conference in Addis Ababa. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

I thank the Government and people of Ethiopia for their generosity and hospitality in hosting this historic Conference.

I am grateful to the many Heads of State and Government and Ministers who have joined us here to show their strong commitment to the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

2015 must be a year for global action.

In September, in New York, the international community will adopt a new set of sustainable development goals for the coming 15 years.

12 July 2015, Addis Ababa

Closing remarks at Global Civil Society Forum

Thank you for your very warm welcome and for inviting me to address this important forum.

I am inspired by your passion, commitment and energy.

Your engagement in this Forum marks the culmination of your untiring efforts to ensure a successful and meaningful Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

Above all, it shows the determination of billions of people all around the world to build a better future.

28 March 2015, Sharm El Sheikh

Remarks at the 26th Ordinary Session of the Council of the League of Arab States

Your Excellency Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt,
Your Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of Kuwait,
Your Majesties,
Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government,
Your Excellency Dr. Nabil el-Araby, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States,

Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,

I thank President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the Government of Egypt for inviting me to address this Summit of the League of Arab States at this pivotal time.

31 January 2015, Addis Ababa

Opening remarks at press conference in Addis Ababa

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Bonjour mesdames et messieurs.

It is always a pleasure to return to Addis Ababa. The African Union summit is an opportunity for me to meet the leaders of this great continent and to review our partnership for peace, security and development.

Before I begin my statement and press conference, let me say a few words about the terrorist attacks which happened in North Sinai which happened earlier this week.

31 January 2015, Addis Ababa

Remarks at 5th Meeting of Regional Oversight Mechanism of the PSC Framework for the DRC and the Region

Thank you for attending today’s fifth meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism.

I thank Dr. Zuma. As well as the Commissioner for organizing this meeting today.

During your last meeting, you discussed the First Progress Report on the implementation of the regional Plan of Action, noting progress made and outstanding challenges.

30 January 2015, Addis Ababa

Remarks at roundtable on Ebola outbreak

Thank you for organizing this working lunch

This Ebola outbreak is the largest the world has ever known.

More than 21,000 people have been infected.

Some 8,500 have died.

I saw the evidence myself when I visited Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali a few weeks ago. People’s lives and livelihoods have been devastated.

A global coalition of governments, regional organizations, civil society actors, businesses, development banks and philanthropic foundations has committed generously to stop the spread of this cruel disease.

30 January 2015, Addis Ababa

Remarks at 24th African Union Summit

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the 24th Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

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C’est un grand honneur pour moi d’être parmi vous adjourd'hui.

L’année qui commence sera cruciale du point de vue de l’action mondiale qui doit être menée pour que notre avenir à tous soit assuré.

Nous arrivons à l’échéance fixée pour les objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement -les OMD- qui ont suscité tant de progrès sur ce continent.