Economic issues

Economic issues

17 January 2022

After a volcanic eruption and tsunami caused significant infrastructure damage in Tonga, the World Food Programme said it is exploring ways to bring in aid and the United Nations Children’s Fund is ready to send emergency water, sanitation and other supplies from warehouses in Fiji and Brisbane.

17 January 2022
SG/SM/21106

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres remarks at the World Economic Forum, held virtually, today:

30 November 2021
SG/SM/21053

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, in New York today:

15 October 2021
DSG/SM/1651

Following is the text of Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohamed’s video message to the Thirteenth Atlanta Business and Human Rights Conference, convened by the International Organization of Employers, the United States Council for International Business and the Coca-Cola Company, today:

14 October 2021
SG/SM/20973

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video remarks to the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) event on making climate action count, held today:

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.

11 October 2021
SG/SM/20963

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the event hosted by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on “COVID‑19 and Fragile States — Promoting Resilient Recovery for the Most Vulnerable Communities”, today:

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:

28 September 2021

Marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Secretary-General told the General Assembly high-level event that the nuclear threat has reached its highest level in close to 40 years and urged States to support the goals of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

15 September 2021
SG/SM/20904

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the United Nations Global Compact Board today:

15 September 2021

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) announced today a decision by the Secretariat to repatriate all Gabonese military units, effective immediately, following credible reports of sexual abuse by Gabon’s contingent deployed to the Mission.

9 July 2021
SG/SM/20819

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the third Group of 20 (G20) meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors, held today:

9 July 2021

Humanitarian officials in the Occupied Palestinian Territory said the entry of goods into Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing remains limited, and some 250,000 people are still without regular access to piped water.  They called for a return to the predictable entry of goods and the easing of movement restrictions.

16 June 2021

Hanaa Singer, Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka – alongside the United Nations Environment Programme and the European Union — facilitated the rapid deployment today of experts to help with marine litter and environmental impact assessment work related to the sinking of the 'MV X-Press Pearl' cargo ship.

16 June 2021
DSG/SM/1602

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s closing remarks to the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, today:

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:

8 June 2021
SG/SM/20766

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the Euronext ESG European Conference, on “Financing the Blue and Green Economy”, in Lisbon from 8 to 9 June:

30 May 2021
SG/SM/20752

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the 2021 P4G Summit, today:

26 April 2021
DSG/SM/1577

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the Brazilian Development Forum, today: