More Debt Relief, Energy Transition Key For Combating Food, Climate, Finance Crises, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Economic Cooperation and Development Organization

27 Apr

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the meeting of the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in New York and held virtually today:

Security Council Delegates Call for Closing Vaccine Equity Gaps in Conflict Zones as Experts Stress Need to Protect Hospitals, Medical Personnel from Hostilities

11 Apr

Rapid action in the next six months, especially in conflict zones, is essential for addressing vaccine equity gaps, the senior United Nations official in charge of global vaccination delivery efforts told the Security Council today.

One Third of Humanity Still Unvaccinated, Secretary-General Tells GAVI COVAX Advance Market Commitment Summit 2022, Citing ‘Deeply Unequal World’

8 Apr

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the GAVI COVAX Advance Market Commitment Summit 2022, “One World Protected - Break COVID Now”, in New York today:

Balance between Global Breakthrough, Breakdown Hinges on Choices We Make Now, Secretary-General Tells International Labour Organization Global Forum

22 Feb

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Forum:  “Building a Human-Centred Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis”, in Geneva today:

Secretary-General Appoints Ted Chaiban of Lebanon Global Lead Coordinator for COVID-19 Vaccine Country-Readiness, Delivery

17 Feb

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ted Chaiban of Lebanon as Global Lead Coordinator for COVID‑19 Vaccine Country-Readiness and Delivery, at the level of Assistant Secretary-General, in UNICEF.

More Investment in Post-Pandemic Development Critical for Success of Peace, Political Missions, Speakers Tell Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission

15 Dec

As the world endeavours to recover from the COVID‑19 pandemic, without increased investment in development, political and peace missions will simply fail, delegates heard at a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission today.