Development, Millennium Dev. Goals

29 August 2016, Singapore

Remarks at Singapore Management University: The Ho Rih Hwa leadership lecture

Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University,
Professor Arnoud de Meyer, President of Singapore Management University,
Professor Lily Kong, Provost of the Singapore Management University,
Honourable members of the Singaporean Government and civil service,
Distinguished members of the diplomatic corps,
Distinguished faculty,
Dear students,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you all for being here.&ampnbsp What a big and wonderful audience!

12 August 2016, Calgary

Remarks at the University of Calgary: "A Call to Youth: The United Nations and Canada in a Changing World"

It is a great honour to be here. Thank you for coming out in summertime.

I have always wanted to visit Calgary. I thought about coming in April to celebrate the last day of classes. The problem is: I look terrible in Bermuda shorts!

Unfortunately, I am too late for the Calgary Stampede.

And I arrived on a Friday morning – so I missed Thursden!

I will have to come back to catch these traditions.

They are fun – but more than that, they show Calgary’s strong sense of community.

Today, I encourage you to see our world as your community.

10 August 2016, Los Angeles, California

Remarks at a discussion with Congressman Ed Royce

Good afternoon and thank you for your welcome. This day has been a long time coming. I have worked closely with Chairman Royce through the years. He has hosted me several times on Capitol Hill.

It is good to finally have this chance to be together in California. I am sorry that it’s not in Orange County, but he has brought his district here!

I know that serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee may seem like a very foreign assignment to constituents back home.

08 August 2016, Buenos Aires

Remarks at press encounter with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina

Muchas gracias, Señor Presidente [Macri], Señores y Señoras de la media, buenos días y mucho gusto. Quisiera agradecer al Presidente Macri, a la Canciller Malcorra y al pueblo de Argentina la cálida bienvenida que me han brindado.

Me siento profundamente honrado de estar en Argentina, en mi tercera visita a su hermoso país.

08 August 2016, Buenos Aires

Remarks to Argentine Council for International Relations

Buenos días. 

This is my third visit to Argentina as Secretary-General.  

I am pleased to be with you in this landmark year. 

¡Felicitaciones a la República Argentina en el bicentenario de su independencia!   
[Congratulations to the Republic of Argentina on the bicentennial of your independence]

I thank the Council for International Relations for inviting me.

I value the Council’s important research, analysis and advocacy on international peace and security. 

04 August 2016, Rio de Janeiro

Remarks at the International Olympic Committee President's dinner

I would like to thank President Bach and the International Olympic Committee for their kind invitation and leadership in organizing the 31st Olympic Games.

I also want to thank the people and government of Brazil, particularly the citizens of Rio, for their warm welcome and cooperation to help make the Rio Olympics a great success.

This special dinner brings together leaders from the worlds of government, business, the media, science, culture and sport.

, Hokkaido

Joint Press conference with World Bank President Robert Zoellick after the first day of the G8 Summit Outreach Session

[Unofficial transcript]

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen of the media. It is a great pleasure to see you.

First I would like to thank Prime Minister [Yasuo] Fukuda for his leadership in hosting this G8 Summit meeting. I am delighted to be with you today in the company of World Bank President, Mr. Robert Zoellick. Our being here together reflects our joint commitment to work together.

As we stand before you today, the world faces three simultaneous crises: a food crisis, a climate crisis, and a development crisis.

28 July 2016, UN Headquarters

Remarks at 2016 Junior Chamber International Global Partnership Summit

Honorable Takeshi Nakamura, Chairperson of the JCI Global Partnership Summit,
Honorable Paschal Dike, President of Junior Chamber International,
Honorable Arrey Obenson, JCI Secretary General,
Distinguished members of the JCI Executive Committee,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am thrilled to join so many young people at this year’s JCI Global Partnership Summit. I would like to thank the JCI for bringing us together.

21 July 2016, UN Headquarters

Remarks at press encounter at Signing Ceremony of Cooperation Agreement with the Inter-Parliamentary Union

I am very pleased to have signed this cooperation agreement between the IPU and the United Nations.

There was some previous agreement but this is much updated in view of the Sustainable Developments Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This agreement is in line with our future course of implementation process where we expect the United Nations and IPU will closely coordinate as one team.

19 July 2016, UN Headquarters

Remarks at high-level luncheon of the SDG Business Forum

Prime Minister Solberg ,Co-Chair of the SDG Advocacy Group and Prime Minister of Norway, Excellencies, Distinguished business leaders, Ladies and gentlemen,

I am pleased to join you for this important luncheon on how we can jointly advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

Last year’s global agreements on sustainable development and climate are milestones on the road to a better future. They mark a pivot to a new global conscience – an acceptance that we cannot and will not continue on the current course, and that we must leave no one behind.