Artificial intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress on global development goals, but also poses a range of complex challenges.
"Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his foreword to the report.
The category-5 storm made landfall on 18 September, thrashing the country with extreme winds and rain. It left people without electricity and water, destroyed homes and health clinics and isolated communities on the mountainous island.
“I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have never seen in my life,” Mr. Guterres told a press conference following a visit to storm-battered Barbuda.
"There must be new financial instruments, bonds of different natures, linked mainly to the buildup of resilience," he said.
"We have now hurricanes and storms with a much higher frequency and a much higher intensity," he said.
Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge.
Ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, the UN Secretary-General urged all countries to implement the landmark climate accord.
"The United Nations will continue to help countries in the Caribbean to strengthen disaster preparedness, working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency," he said.