UN SECRETARY-GENERAL TO VISIT NAMIBIA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA AND KENYA

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Pretoria, 23 June 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is travelling to Windhoek, Namibia on 23 June 2014, before going to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, for the African Union Summit, and Nairobi, Kenya, for the closing session of the United Nations Environment Assembly.

While in Namibia, the Secretary-General will meet with President Hifikepunye Pohamba and other government officials. He will also participate in the commissioning of the United Nations House in Windhoek, home to 12 UN agencies, funds and programmes.

On 25 June, the Secretary-General will leave Namibia for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, for the 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union. He will address the Summit on 26 June and hold bilateral meetings with Heads of States and other high officials.

On 27 June, the Secretary-General will leave for Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the closing session of the first United Nations Environment Assembly. This Assembly is the UN Environment Programme’s governing body and the highest-level global platform for environmental policy making.

While in Kenya, the Secretary-General will also hold bilateral meetings with Government officials, including President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Secretary-General will be back in New York on 29 June 2014.