Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, observed on 17 June:
Note: A complete summary of today's plenary meetings of "Stockholm+50: A healthy planet for the prosperity of all - our responsibility, our opportunity" will be made available after their conclusion.
STOCKHOLM, 3 June — A green economic transformation that diversifies foodways and creates sustainability jobs is crucial, experts and activists from around the world emphasized, as they gave their clear-eyed assessments of the opportunities and perils of pandemic recovery in a leadership dialogue alongside the “Stockholm+50” international meeting.
STOCKHOLM, 3 June — Financing for environmental action must be massively scaled up, diversified and quickly disbursed if countries are to stand a chance in reversing the business and policy trends that have long degraded their natural ecosystems, delegates said today during the third and last leadership dialogue held alongside the Stockholm+50 international meeting.
Unless action is taken now, younger generations will inherit a planet that is “broken and unliveable”, civil society speakers from across the globe warned world leaders today, as they engaged in a leadership dialogue alongside the Stockholm+50 international meeting.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the opening ceremony of the seventh Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Bali, Indonesia, today: