Development

Development

20 January 2022
DSG/SM/1680

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message at the launch of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative, today:

17 January 2022
SG/SM/21105

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the high-level inaugural session at the Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community Conference at the World Expo Dubai, in Dubai today:

15 January 2022
DSG/SM/1676

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the Al Wasl Dome show for the Global Goals Week Kick Off, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, today:

14 January 2022
SG/SM/21103

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the handover ceremony of the Chairmanship of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, held today:

4 January 2022

World Braille Day, on 4 January, aims to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people.  COVID-19 has revealed how critically important it is to produce essential information in accessible formats.

21 December 2021
DEV/3445

The intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries voted to endorse a draft Programme of Action ahead of the January gathering in Qatar, concluding its third session today.

30 November 2021
SG/SM/21051

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit, in Budapest today:

29 November 2021
SG/SM/21048

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, in Dakar today:

22 November 2021

According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), non-performing loans in Afghanistan’s credit market have increased from around 30 per cent at the end of 2020 to 57 per cent in September 2021.  As the massive withdrawal of savings continues, UNDP projects that the deposits’ base could shrink by as much as 40 per cent by year-end.

16 November 2021
SG/SM/21024

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Toilet Day, observed on 19 November:

10 November 2021

UNICEF released a report today showing there are nearly 240 million children with disabilities around the world, a new global approximation higher than previous estimates which considers symptoms of anxiety and depression, among other difficulties across several domains of functioning.

21 October 2021

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new crisis response initiative in Afghanistan, known as ABADEI, as part of efforts to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.  Among other things, it provides grants to small businesses, cash-for-work projects and support to marginalized individuals.

20 October 2021
DSG/SM/1654

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the Insurance Development Forum and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) leadership virtual round table on “Better reflecting risk management and insurance in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, in New York, 19 October:

20 October 2021
DSG/SM/1655

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the “China and UN:  Building Peace through Development” virtual event in Beijing today:

14 October 2021
SG/SM/20974

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed on 17 October:

13 October 2021
DEV/3444

The United Nations and partners are launching a new flagship financing instrument — known as the Complex Risk Analytics Fund (CRAF’d) — to provide data in support of all stakeholders in crisis anticipation, prevention and response.

12 October 2021
DSG/SM/1648

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s video message to a round table on small island developing States’ access to finance for a resilient post-COVID-19 recovery, on 7 October:

7 October 2021

In Afghanistan, the World Health Organization reports that since 30 August, nine flights have arrived with health‑care supplies for 2.5 million people.  The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is also scaling up emergency aid due to the conflict, supporting nearly 4,500 internally displaced people.

5 October 2021
SG/SM/20953

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the 2021 Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development (OECD) Council at the ministerial level, in Paris today:

1 October 2021
DSG/SM/1642

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the United Nations Common Guidance on Helping Build Resilient Societies, for the United Nations Resident Coordinators Office Learning Path and the Learning Package on the United Nations Resilience Guidance, today: