The Secretary-General will depart New York on Friday, 23 August, for a three-country trip that will take him to France, Japan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
His first stop will be France, where he will attend the G7 Summit in Biarritz.
At the Summit, the Secretary-General will participate in sessions on climate biodiversity and oceans, on fighting against inequalities and on the partnership with Africa and the Sahel.
He will also hold bilateral meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the G7 Summit.
The Secretary-General will travel to Yokohama, Japan, on the evening of Tuesday, 27 August, to participate in the 7th Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD), which is led by the Japanese Government and co-sponsored by the United Nations, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the World Bank.
The Secretary-General will speak at the opening session, a special conference on peace and stability in the Horn of Africa and the neighbouring region, and a thematic session on climate change and disaster risk reduction.
While in Japan, he will meet with the country’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono, as well as with heads of State and government attending TICAD.
On Saturday, 31 August, the Secretary-General will arrive in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a three-day visit to take stock of and mobilize additional support for the response to the Ebola outbreak.
In the province of North Kivu, he will meet with Ebola survivors and health workers during a visit to an Ebola Treatment Center. While in the country’s east, the Secretary-General will also assess the implementation, by the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) and its Intervention Brigade, of its mandate to protect civilians and support the authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to consolidate peace and stabilize the country.
The Secretary-General will then fly to Kinshasa to meet with the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, other senior government officials, members of the opposition and representatives from civil society organizations.
He will be back in New York on 3 September.
New York, 21 August 2019