Delegates Stress Need for Reckoning with Slavery’s Role in Perpetuating Bias, Inequality, as General Assembly Marks International Day to Remember Victims

25 Mar

Delegates urged a reckoning today with how the past injustices of the transatlantic slave trade perpetuate present racial discrimination and inequality around the world, as the General Assembly held a meeting to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Deputy Secretary-General Urges Development Partners to Leverage United Nations Regional Capacities, in Message for R-SDG Forum event

16 Mar

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the R-SDG Forum segment on the “Presentation of the 2020 System-wide results report of the UN+ development system in Latin America and the Caribbean”, held today:

Caribbean Leaders’ Unique Voices Vital as World Tackles Climate Change, COVID-19, Systemic Inequalities, Secretary-General Tells Regional Conference

29 Oct

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the forty-first regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held today:

Launching Policy Brief, Secretary-General Says Global Aid for Latin America, Including Middle-Income Nations, Inclusive Growth Model Key for Region’s Post‑Pandemic Recovery

9 Jul

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the launch of the policy brief on “The Impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean”, in New York today: