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16-10-2016, Djibouti: It is on his own behalf and that of the entire IGAD family that the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), HE Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim, congratulated the new Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres.

“I wish to extend my warmest congratulations on the occasion of your nomination to the post of Secretary General of the world body that is the United Nations”, the Executive Secretary stated in his message.

The Executive Secretary of IGAD assured the new Secretary General of the UN of his own support and that of IGAD towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

“Your undisputed and outstanding experience in state and international affairs as a leading statesman will contribute to strengthening furthermore the global Organization you have been designated to lead”, Ambassador Maalim Said.

“I am convinced that the United Nations will benefit a lot from your leadership as well as the Regional Economic Communities such as IGAD”, reads the congratulatory message of the Executive Secretary. 

Following the stampede in the town of Bishoftu, Ethiopia, on October 4th, that resulted to loss of lives and scores of injuries, the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), HE Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim offers his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Ethiopia as well as to the families of the victims.

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On Saturday September 24, 2016, the Executive Secretary of IGAD, His Excellency Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

During the meeting, the UN Secretary General commended IGAD for the key role it plays in regional peace and democratic governance - in particular hailing IGAD's role in the South Sudan peace process and state-building role in Somalia.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 31 2016
- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Life & Peace Institute (LPI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on August 31, 2016 at the IGAD office in Addis Ababa. The cooperation agreement was signed by the Executive Secretary of the IGAD, His Excellency Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim and the Executive Director of the Life & Peace Institute, Dr. Judith McCallum.

 

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On August 11, 2016 the Executive Secretary of IGAD, H.E Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim received a high level delegation of the Government of Canada led by
H.E. Hon. Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defense. The Minister was accompanied by, H.E. Mr. Philip Baker, Ambassador of Canada to Ethiopia, Djibouti, and the African Union, H.E. Mr. Marc-André Blanchard, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN, Justice Louise Arbour, L Gen. (Retired) Romeo Dallaire, and other seven members of the delegation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

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