Reforming Global Debt Architecture ‘Critical’, Secretary-General Says, Welcoming Steps by International Financial Institutions to Help Vulnerable Countries amid COVID-19

9 Apr

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the steps announced by the International Monetary and Finance Committee and the World Bank Group Development Committee:

World Leaders to Meet on Strengthening Financial Measures to Boost Coping Efforts amid Fallout from COVID-19

29 Mar

With many countries continuing to struggle to overcome the human and economic devastation from COVID-19, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres convened a meeting of world leaders on Monday, 29 March to urge the international community to take additional and urgent action to ensure a robust recovery.

Secretary-General, Welcoming Launch of International Financial Accountability Panel’s Final Report, Says Economies Must Be Fair, Inclusive

25 Feb

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the launch of the final report of the High-level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda, today:

Deputy Secretary-General Calls for ‘Stronger and Fairer’ Revenue Base,Progressive Policies amid COVID-19, Opening Nigeria Tax Dialogue

21 Jan

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s message on the importance of domestic resource mobilization for the Sustainable Development Goals, at the opening of Nigeria’s tax dialogue, held today:

Huge Economic Relief Key to Avert Financial Ruin in Developing Countries amid COVID-19, Secretary-General Tells Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

28 Oct

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the virtual ministerial-level meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council, held on 28 and 29 October: