In commemoration of the Africa Day 2017, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, has declared that all of humanity would benefit by listening, learning and working with the people of Africa. “Africa”, he continued, “provides the majority of United Nations peacekeepers around the world. African nations are among the world’s largest and most generous hosts of refugees.”
Mr Guterress in his message to mark the Day disclosed that the UN partnership with Africa is also rooted in a deep sense of gratitude. “Africa includes some of the world’s fastest growing economies.” He noted.
The Secretary General reaffirmed his commitment as a partner, friend and committed advocate for changing the narrative about the diverse and vital continent.
Mr Guterres added that “Crises represent at best a partial view. But from a higher platform of cooperation, we can see the whole picture – one that recognizes the enormous potential and remarkable success stories throughout the African continent.”