MESSAGE ON UNITED NATIONS DAY
24 October 2017
Our world faces many grave challenges.
Millions of lives have been shattered this year by drought, storms, earthquakes, landslides and heatwaves. Last weekend, I witnessed firsthand the dramatic levels of devastation caused by severe hurricanes in the Caribbean.
The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister exchanged views on Kazakhstan’s priorities during its upcoming presidency of the Security Council.
The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Secretary-General encouraged the country to continue with its democratic reforms.