Domestic Resources Will Play Large Part in Shaping Financing Direction, Impact of Investments, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Food Systems Ministerial Event

27 Jul

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the Food Systems Pre-Summit ministerial round table on Transforming Food Systems for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals:  Rising to the Challenge, in Rome today:

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

26 Jul

The World Food Programme and the United Nations Children’s Fund say that as drought worsens in Madagascar, malnutrition rates are expected to quadruple among children in the South, where at least half a million under the age of five are expected to be acutely malnourished, including 110,000 in severe condition.

Economic and Social Council Adopts Ministerial Declaration of Global Solidarity to Stop COVID-19 Pandemic, Forge Green Recovery, Concluding High-Level Segment

16 Jul

The Economic and Social Council concluded its high-level segment today, endorsing a sweeping Ministerial Declaration adopted a day earlier by the high‑level political forum on sustainable development — an outcome document reflecting Member States’ commitments to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and building back better through green, inclusive recovery plans.

Pandemic Still Raging for Poor Countries, Deputy Secretary-General Reminds High-Level Political Forum, Urging Universal Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

15 Jul

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the closing of the 2021 Economic and Social Council’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development today:

Adopting Ministerial Declaration, Member States Commit to Overcome COVID-19 Pandemic, Rebuild Together with Inclusive, Green Plans, as High-Level Political Forum Ends

15 Jul

The high-level political forum on sustainable development adopted a far‑reaching Ministerial Declaration reflecting Member States’ commitments to gather together in a global push to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and build back better through inclusive, green recovery plans.