Development

Development

6 July 2020
SG/SM/20162

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Economic and Social Council integration segment, in New York today:

1 July 2020
SG/SM/20155

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the round table on “Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development:  Insights from Women Leaders”, in New York today:

1 July 2020

For the Syria crisis response, the international community has pledged $5.5 billion to support humanitarian, resilience and development activities in 2020, plus $2.2 billion in 2021 and beyond, demonstrating a clear commitment to continue supporting those most affected and ensuring aid agencies are able to plan ahead.

1 July 2020
DSG/SM/1427

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s opening remarks to the round table on “Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development:  Insights from Women Leaders”, in New York today:

1 July 2020
DSG/SM/1428

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s closing remarks to the round table on “Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development:  Insights from Women Leaders”, in New York today:

30 June 2020
DSG/SM/1426

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks at the virtual high-level meeting “Trends, Options and Strategies in Poverty Eradication across the World”, in New York today:

30 June 2020
SG/SM/20154

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the virtual high-level meeting “Trends, Options and Strategies in Poverty Eradication across the World”, in New York today:

29 June 2020

In the biggest humanitarian undertaking in its history, the World Food Programme (WFP) plans to assist up to a record 138 million people.  WFP estimates the number of hungry people in the countries where it operates could reach 270 million by year’s end, up 82 per cent from before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.

24 June 2020
DSG/SM/1422

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the launch of the “Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond” discussion groups, in New York today:

16 June 2020
DSG/SM/1420

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks to the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, in New York, today:

15 June 2020
SG/SM/20126

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, in New York today:

15 June 2020
SG/SM/20127

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Family Remittances, to be observed on 16 June:

15 June 2020

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) launched the ZODIAC project to strengthen global preparedness for future pandemics by establishing a network to help with monitoring, surveillance, early detection and control of animal and zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19, Ebola, avian influenza and Zika.

11 June 2020
SG/SM/20118

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the virtual high-level meeting on the “Impact of Rapid Technological Change on the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”, in New York today:

11 June 2020
SG/SM/20120

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the virtual high-level event on “The State of The Digital World and Implementation of the Road Map for Digital Cooperation”, in New York today:

10 June 2020
SG/SM/20115

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Forum of Small States, in New York today:

10 June 2020
SG/SM/20116

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the extraordinary meeting of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance, in New York today:

2 June 2020
DSG/SM/1417

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the virtual meeting of the Financing for Development Forum on financing and policy solutions to respond to COVID-19, in New York today:

2 June 2020

Some 50 people died in three attacks in Burkina Faso’s northern regions — the Sahel, North, Centre-North and East — marking the deadliest violence since March, when 43 civilians were killed during two attacks on northern villages.  Rising insecurity is making it difficult to reach the 2.2 million people in need of aid throughout the country.

29 May 2020
DSG/SM/1416

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the joint meeting of the Executive Boards of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)/United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) and World Food Programme (WFP), in New York today: