Addressing Root Causes of Conflict Vital for Sustaining Peace as COVID-19 Reverses Peacebuilding Gains, Facilitates Intolerance, Speakers Warn Security Council

12 Oct

Warning that the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed peacebuilding gains and enabled intolerance and extremism to take hold, speakers told the Security Council in an open debate today that sustainable peace can only be ensured when the root causes of conflict, such as divides fuelled by inequity and difference, are addressed.

Social Financing Mechanisms Can Be Pivotal to Realizing Key Investment Objectives, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Islamic Development Bank Event

5 Aug

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to “The road to the SDGs:  the journey so far” (SDG achievements and initiatives — the Islamic Development Bank’s SDG journey) today:

Greater Partnership Key to Prevent Plight of Vulnerable Women, Children from Worsening Amid COVID-19, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council Event

30 Jul

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to a virtual side event of the Economic and Social Council’s High-Level Political Forum on “Equity in the era of COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals:  Improving Accountability for the Health and Rights of Vulnerable Women, Children and Adolescents”, on 13 July:

Weighing Global Impact of COVID-19 across Myriad Sectors, Economic and Social Council Adopts Texts on HIV/AIDS response, Crime Prevention, Technology for Development

22 Jul

The Economic and Social Council continued its 2021 Management Segment today, adopting 12 resolutions, nine decisions and three recommendations — as well as several texts to be forwarded to the General Assembly — recommended by subsidiary bodies working on issues ranging from the global HIV/AIDS response to crime prevention to science and technology for development, much of which was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fair, Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines of Utmost Urgency, Under-Secretary-General Stresses at Economic and Social Council Integration Segment

2 Jul

As the COVID-19 crisis has pushed between 119 and 124 million people into extreme poverty, Governments around the world must enact policies that are coherent, inclusive and informed by high-quality data as they emerge from the pandemic and refocus their sights on achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, speakers in the Economic and Social Council integration segment stressed today.