Africa

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.

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.