Deputy Secretary-General lauds women’s role in bringing change to horn of Africa, urges Security Council support for regional growth peace

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Deputy Secretary-General lauds women’s role in bringing change to horn of Africa, urges Security Council support for regional growth peace

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Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks to the Security Council on the joint mission with the African Union to the Horn of Africa:

I would like to congratulate the United Kingdom on assuming the Presidency of the Security Council this month and thank South Africa for their successful Presidency during the month of October. Thank you for the invitation to brief the Security Council on my recent joint mission with the African Union to Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia.

This is the fourth visit I have undertaken focused on women, peace and security and development, and the third joint solidarity’s mission with the African Union. I am pleased that Ambassador Fatima Kyari Mohammed is here to brief alongside me.

At the request of the Prime Minister, I also travelled with senior United Nations officials to Sudan, to focus on support for the transition, the African Union‑United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and women’s leadership.

Click here to read the full article published by Relief Web on 4 November 2019.

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