Capitalize on ‘Constructive Impatience’ of Young Women to Create Tangible, Lasting Change, Deputy Secretary-General Urges Action Zone Event

24 Sep

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the Restless Development United Nations General Assembly Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action Zone Event “Past, Present, Futures: Intergenerational Resilience Across Beijing +25”, on 24 September:

Sahel, Lake Chad Region Walking ‘Tightrope of Survival’ as Result of Environmental Degradation, Humanitarian Organization President Tells Security Council

17 Sep

It is starkly evident that people affected by conflict are also disproportionately impacted by climate shocks, the head of an international humanitarian organization told the Security Council in a 17 September videoconference meeting, calling for more in-depth policy reflections on the links between environmental degradation, climate risk, humanitarian needs, and peace and security.

Secretary-General, at Ministerial Meeting on Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19, Urges Leaders to Invest in Green Jobs, End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

3 Sep

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the ministerial meeting on sustainable and resilient socioeconomic systems in the process of recovery from COVID-19, in Japan today:

Deputy Secretary-General, at Round Table Featuring Young Women Economists, Stresses Need to Advance Concrete Proposals on Jobs, Climate Action

3 Sep

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s closing remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the second round table, “Insights from Young Women Economists on Jobs and Climate Action”, of the “Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development” round table series, in New York today:

Reskill Young People for Green Jobs, Address COVID-19 Crisis through Fiscal Action, Secretary-General Stresses at ‘Rebirthing the Global Economy’ Round Table

3 Sep

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening video message to round table two, “Insights from Young Women Economists on Jobs and Climate Action”, of the “Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development” round-table series, in New York today: