No Country Will Truly Progress while Leaving People Behind, Stresses Deputy Secretary-General, in Message for Essay Compilation Launch

22 Jul

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s video message for the launch of “Recovering Better:  Economic and Social Challenges and Opportunities”, an essay compilation of the United Nations High‑Level Advisory Board for Economic and Social Affairs, in New York today:

Adopting Five Texts, General Assembly Extends Silence Procedure for Taking Decisions during COVID-19 Pandemic, Establishes Modalities for Upcoming General Debate

22 Jul

The General Assembly — operating under the silence procedure it has embraced amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — adopted five decisions on 21 and 22 July, including one extending that procedure until 31 August and another setting out hybrid virtual and in-person modalities for its upcoming high-level general debate.

Stronger Multilateralism Needed as Pandemic Reveals ‘Increasingly Interdependent, Increasingly Fragile’ World, Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council

17 Jul

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council on the theme “Multilateralism after COVID-19: What Kind of UN Do We Need at the 75th Anniversary?”, in New York today:

General Assembly Begins First Special Session Since 2016 to Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic Chairs of Six Main Committees for Upcoming Seventy-Fifth Session Also Elected

15 Jul

The General Assembly on 10 July opened its thirty-first special session on the COVID-19 pandemic, the first special session convened in four years, with a general debate envisioned and questions remaining about the format and modalities for holding formal meetings on a virtual platform.

Impacts of COVID-19 Crisis Due to Past, Present Failures, Secretary-General Tells High-Level Political Forum, Stressing ‘We Must Rise to Meet the Moment’

14 Jul

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the opening of the ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council, in New York today:

Ending ‘Blight’ of Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking ‘A Moral Imperative’, Deputy Secretary-General Stresses in Remarks to High-Level Political Forum

13 Jul

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s keynote remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the High-Level Political Forum side event on Sustainable Finance’s Role in Reducing Modern Slavery:  COVID-19’s Lessons on Protecting the Most Vulnerable, in New York today: