UN Secretary-General on Africa as Continent of Hope

António Guterres, the current ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, has published an op-ed at Africa.com on his view of Africa less as a constellation of problems than "a continent of hope, promise and vast potential." See the complete op-ed at Africa.com.

Much of his ideas here are echoed in an address given in January during his first visit with the African Union since taking office. For a report on the meeting, please see this synopsis at UN.org.

Secretary-General Guterres (3rd right, front row) with African Union leaders at opening of Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (UN Photo/Antonio Fiorente)

Secretary-General Guterres (3rd right, front row) with African Union leaders at opening of Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (UN Photo/Antonio Fiorente)

Antonio Guterres (UN Photo/Manuel Elias)

Antonio Guterres (UN Photo/Manuel Elias)