Economic issues

Economic issues

9 April 2021
SG/SM/20679

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

8 April 2021

The World Food Programme (WFP) said today that, due to significant funding gaps, it is cutting food rations for refugees and internally displaced people in South Sudan.  The cuts will affect nearly 700,000 of them and they will now receive 50 per cent of a full ration, down from 70 per cent.

29 March 2021
DEV/3437

With many countries continuing to struggle to overcome the human and economic devastation from COVID-19, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres convened a meeting of world leaders on Monday, 29 March, to urge the international community to take additional and urgent action to ensure a robust recovery.

29 March 2021
SG/SM/20659

Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ press conference with Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau of Canada and Andrew Holness of Jamaica on the high-level event on debt and liquidity, in New York today:

18 March 2021

The global economy is set to grow by 4.7 per cent in 2021, faster than the 4.3 per cent predicted in September, says a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report released today.  It sees a misguided return to austerity, after a destructive recession, as the main risk to the global outlook. 

16 March 2021
SG/SM/20628

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the “Target Gender Equality Live” event organized by the United Nations Global Compact, today:

16 March 2021
DSG/SM/1556

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the “Women Rise for All” event, hosted by the United Nations Global Compact, today:

11 March 2021

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released new data today saying that nearly 12 million women lost access to contraception due to pandemic-related disruptions, leading to some 1.4 million unintended pregnancies.  However, health systems in many of the 115 countries adapted and continue to provide services.

25 February 2021
SG/SM/20603

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the launch of the final report of the High-level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda, today:

25 January 2021

United Nations personnel in the Central African Republic say they have stepped up security patrols following the arrest of former Séléka commander Mahamat Said Abdel Kani.  Mr. Kani, who is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity, was surrendered to the International Criminal Court on 24 January.

25 January 2021
SG/SM/20552

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ special address at the Davos Agenda, held today:

21 January 2021
DSG/SM/1535

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s message on the importance of domestic resource mobilization for the Sustainable Development Goals, at the opening of Nigeria’s tax dialogue, held today:

4 December 2020
DSG/SM/1515

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Business Forum 2020, today:

2 November 2020
SG/SM/20390

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to civil society on financing for development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond, today:

28 October 2020
SG/SM/20374

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the virtual ministerial-level meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council, held on 28 and 29 October:

20 October 2020
DSG/SM/1490

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s video message on the occasion of the Jobs Reset Summit, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, today:

9 October 2020
SG/SM/20323

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the “Mobilizing with Africa II” high‑level event at the World Bank‑International Monetary Fund annual meetings, today:

6 October 2020
DSG/SM/1474

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Joint Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Fund United Nations General Assembly side event titled “Investing in the SDGs:  From Rhetoric to Reality”, today:

22 September 2020
DSG/SM/1452

Following is the text of Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message on the occasion of the United Nations Global Compact virtual Global Impact Forum, today:

21 September 2020
SG/SM/20265

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video remarks for the Private Sector Forum, held virtually today: