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

9 Nov

Amid tensions in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the Secretary-General spoke to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and regional leaders, relaying his support.  United Nations staff will continue to deliver assistance to over 2 million people in Tigray, where thousands are also affected by COVID-19 and a desert locust infestation.

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

6 Nov

The Emergency Relief Coordinator reported that six humanitarian workers were lost in targeted attacks in Somalia, in two separate incidents in South Sudan, and in north-west Syria.  “This cannot be tolerated,” he said, calling the attacks a violation of international law and an “obscene act against people working hard” to help the world’s vulnerable.

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

5 Nov

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched the Food Coalition, a multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral alliance that aims to ensure global food access and increase the resilience of agri-food systems.  The pandemic could add 132 million more people to the world's undernourished in 2020, FAO says, on top of the 690 million hungry people in 2019.

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

4 Nov

In Nicaragua, UNICEF and its partners have prepositioned emergency supplies and developed a joint response plan to address the needs of families impacted by Hurricane Eta, including 10,000 people evacuated from the northern coast, while the World Food Programme has positioned 80 metric tons of food assistance in the region.

As COVID-19 Response Falls Short, New Development Model Key for Creating Sustainable, Fairer World, Deputy Secretary-General Tells International Civil Society Centre

2 Nov

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video remarks to the “Global Perspectives 2020 Experience - Passion for Inclusion!” conference organized by the International Civil Society Centre, today:

Group of 77 among Strongest Advocates for Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Action, Says Secretary-General, Urging Members to be Global Role Models

29 Oct

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the event organized by the Government of Guyana on its Chairmanship of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, today:

Secretary-General Applauds World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid Efforts to Address Climate Change, Multilateralism, Global Economics

29 Oct

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the “Multilateralism that Delivers” Annual Policy Dialogue, co-organized by the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid and Bertelsmann Stiftung, today: