18 September 2016, UN Headquarters

Remarks at the Launch of the Report by the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity

It is a great pleasure to be here at the launch of this important report.

This is a major piece of research and analysis, and I thank everyone involved.

The Co-Convenors of the Commission: Ms. Emi Mahmoud, renowned Sudanese poet, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, President Arthur Peter Mutharika of Malawi, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia [represented today by Education Minister Professor Muhajir Effendy], President Michelle Bachelet of Chile [represented here today by Ambassador Milenko Skoknic] and the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova.  

13 September 2016, General Assembly

Remarks at Opening Plenary Meeting of the Seventy-First Session of the General Assembly

It is a great pleasure to join you for the opening of the 71st session of the General Assembly.  

I congratulate most sincerely His Excellency Mr. Peter Thomson of Fiji for assuming this very important office of the presidency.

Mr. President, Fiji is on the frontlines of many key issues on the international agenda, from climate change to disaster risk reduction to promoting growth and prosperity for all.  Your country’s perspectives will certainly enrich our deliberations in the months ahead.

04 September 2016, Hangzhou

Opening remarks at press conference at G20 Summit in China

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the media,

I am very pleased to participate in this G20 Summit meeting in Hangzhou and this morning, I would like to share some thoughts of mine, and the United Nations concerns, which may be your concerns, international concerns.

This is my eleventh G20 Summit as Secretary-General of the United Nations. As you may know, this is one of the few last months for me as Secretary-General of the United Nations. My mandate ends 31 December, so this is will be my last G20 Summit meeting.

05 September 2016, Hangzhou

Remarks at G20 Summit session on Inclusive and Interconnected Development


Last year, many of you were in New York to celebrate the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a universal, integrated and transformative plan of action for peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet.

To achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we need change in our economies, in our societies, and in our relationship with the environment.

01 July 2006, Banjul

Need for shared sense of responsibility stressed at African Union Summit


Prime Ministers,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,