Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
It is a great pleasure to see you again. It took me two weeks to visit many countries in Africa and Europe.
I have just come from the groundbreaking ceremony for the Capital Master Plan, known as CMP, marking the renovation, even the rebirth, of UN Headquarters. Over the next five years, we will make our facilities safer, greener and more modern and efficient.
As you know, I spent the last two weeks in West Africa and Europe. Topic A at most stops was the global food crisis.