Economic and Social Council: Forum on Financing for Development

12 Apr

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Economic and Social Council is available at this time. The complete summary will be issued later as Press Release ECOSOC/7035.

Reforming Global Debt Architecture ‘Critical’, Secretary-General Says, Welcoming Steps by International Financial Institutions to Help Vulnerable Countries amid COVID-19

9 Apr

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the steps announced by the International Monetary and Finance Committee and the World Bank Group Development Committee:

Secretary-General, in Closing Remarks to High-Level Event on Debt, Liquidity, Calls for Solutions That ‘Work in Real Life’

29 Mar

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ closing remarks to the High-level Event on Debt and Liquidity, as delivered in New York and online by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today:

World Leaders to Meet on Strengthening Financial Measures to Boost Coping Efforts amid Fallout from COVID-19

29 Mar

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.

Press Conference by Secretary-General António Guterres at United Nations Headquarters

29 Mar

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: