Development

Development

15 June 2021
SG/SM/20777

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, held today: 

11 June 2021
SG/SM/20774

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

11 June 2021
DSG/SM/1596

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) high-level event titled, “Strategic Vision for Africa 2030:  Investing in a Transformative Approach to Promote Peace, Security and Development”, held today:

8 June 2021
SG/SM/20769

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ closing remarks to the Insurance Development Forum, held today:

7 June 2021
SG/SM/20765

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ briefing to Member States on the resident coordinator (RC) system review report, today:

1 June 2021
SG/SM/20753

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the high-level ministerial conference of the Digital Assembly, in Lisbon today:

28 May 2021
DEV/3441

Reducing the cost of remittances is key to helping the world’s poorest countries marshal the resources needed to graduate from their low-income status and reliably finance sustainable development, experts said today as the first session of the Preparatory Committee for the fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries concluded.

27 May 2021
DEV/3440

The world’s poorest nations need international support to build their digital infrastructure and reskill their workforce so that they can better integrate into the sprawling global value chain, speakers told the Preparatory Committee for the fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries today.

26 May 2021
SG/SM/20746

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the opening of the African Dialogue Series, today:

25 May 2021
DEV/3439

Digital connectivity and access to modern technologies are essential for least developed countries to reap the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution and build resilient economies after the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, speakers and panellists told the Preparatory Committee for the fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries today.

24 May 2021
DEV/3438

Access to finance and technology and building resilience against climate change, natural disasters and other shocks are among the key drivers of sustainable development for the world’s poorest countries, speakers said today as the first session of the Preparatory Committee for the fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries got under way.

20 May 2021
DSG/SM/1592

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Economic and Social Council operational activities segment for Session 8:  “Unleashing the United Nations development system’s regional assets:  The path forward”, today:

20 May 2021
ECOSOC/7049

The COVID-19 pandemic served as a stress test for the repositioned United Nations development system, which rose to the challenge and has made the most of the Organization’s assets to help countries worldwide emerge stronger from the crisis, senior officials of the Economic and Social Council said today, as it concluded a three-day annual segment on operational activities for development.

18 May 2021
SG/SM/20729

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the World Tourism Organization Sustainable Development Goals Global Startup Competition, in Madrid today:

18 May 2021
SG/SM/20730

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Economic and Social Council segment on Operational Activities for Development:  presentation of report and vision for the continuation of United Nations reform and the implementation of the 2020 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review in times of crisis, held today:

18 May 2021

Five years after the 2017 influx into Bangladesh of Rohingya refugees, food security in Cox’s Bazar remains a top priority, the World Food Programme (WFP) reports.  A joint response plan calls for $943 million to help the refugees and their host communities; 25 per cent of the funds will go to fight hunger and malnutrition.

18 May 2021
ECOSOC/7047

The United Nations development system is better positioned thanks to recent reforms but more can and must be done to improve its effectiveness at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out a decade of achievements in some countries, delegates told the Economic and Social Council today at the opening of its three-day segment on operational activities for development.

18 May 2021
DSG/SM/1591

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Economic and Social Council Operational Activities segment, today:

17 May 2021

The Secretary-General welcomed the beginning of consultations between Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Bougainville government, following a referendum on Bougainville’s political future held in 2019.  The consultations mark an “important step” in the implementation of the 2001 Bougainville Peace Agreement.

7 May 2021
ECOSOC/7046

Countries must up the ante on development cooperation, which is vital to tackle the dual challenge of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and fighting climate change, speakers said today as the Economic and Social Council concluded a two-day forum on the subject.