COVID-19, War in Ukraine, Environmental Crisis ‘Wake-Up’ Call for Action to Achieve Sustainable Development, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Commonwealth Ministers

23 Jun

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the “Sustainable and Development” session during the Pre-Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting, in Kigali today:

Secretary-General Appoints Rabab Fatima of Bangladesh as High Representative for Least Developed, Landlocked Countries, Small Island Developing States

9 Jun

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Rabab Fatima of Bangladesh as High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).

Organization’s Development System Needs Responsive Capacity to Prevent ‘Cascade’ into Multiple Crises, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Executive Boards

3 Jun

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN-Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) today:

Amid Global Spike in Hunger, Secretary-General Urges Transformative Action to End Malnutrition, Promote Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security, at Africa Dialogue

26 May

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series High-Level Policy Dialogue “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent”, held today:

Secretary-General, at Asia-Pacific Commission Session, Stresses Its Key Role in Driving Regional Socioeconomic Progress, Creating Greener, More Prosperous Future

23 May

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the seventy-eighth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), held in Bangkok today:

Closing Gap in Funding United Nations Development System Absolute Priority, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council Operational Activities Segment

17 May

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Economic and Social Council Operational Activities Segment, presentation of the report of the Chair of the UNSDG on the Development Coordination Office, in New York today: