Posted by: africanpressorganization | 2 July 2009

Deputy Secretary-General Addresses African Union Summit in Libya





Deputy Secretary-General Addresses African Union Summit in Libya



TRIPOLI, Libya, July 2, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general.



Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro earlier today delivered an address, on the Secretary-General’s behalf, to the thirteenth ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union in Sirte, Libya.


Noting the meeting’s theme of addressing the role of agriculture in African food security and economies, she said progress towards the Millennium Development Goals remains inadequate.  She also said that climate change, violent conflicts and the resurgence of non-constitutional changes of governments continue to imperil the lives of millions across Africa.


“Clearly, we meet at a critical time,” she said, exhorting the Heads of State and delegates at the meeting to mobilize action to protect the poorest and most vulnerable and prevent more from joining their ranks.



United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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