Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

25 Sep

Devastating flooding along the White Nile River has affected some 625,000 people in South Sudan since July, United Nations humanitarian officials in that country report.  The United Nations and partners are providing food, temporary shelter, fishing kits, water purification tablets, medicine and other supplies.

Development Banks Play Important Role in COVID-19 Recovery, Supporting Public Goods, Financial Inclusion, Secretary-General Message Stresses

9 Sep

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Conference of Development Banks:  “From Pandemic to Recovery”, in New York today:

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing and exacerbating social, economic and infrastructural inequalities and challenges.

Development banks can play a significant role in supporting the pandemic response and recovery — by providing financing for infrastructure and other public goods and by promoting financial inclusion.

Deputy Secretary-General Welcomes Finance Ministers’ Feedback on Global Call to Action for Sustainable, Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery Plan

8 Sep

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s introductory remarks at the high-level meeting of Ministers of Finance: “Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond”, in New York today:

Commending Finance Ministers’ Proposals to Recover Better from COVID-19 Crisis, Deputy Secretary-General Says Bold Ideas Can Keep Families, Economy Afloat

8 Sep

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s closing remarks at the high-level meeting of Ministers of Finance: “Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond”, in New York today: