Development

Development

6 August 2020
SG/SM/20200

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the “UN75 in Hiroshima” event, hosted by Hiroshima Prefecture today:

6 August 2020
DSG/SM/1436

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s briefing, as prepared for delivery, to Member States on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Moment, in New York today:

30 July 2020
DSG/SM/1435

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the World Bank board meeting on progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in New York today:

22 July 2020

A UNICEF research brief published today warns that at least 40 million children around the world have missed out on early childhood education in their critical pre-school year as COVID-19 shuttered childcare and early education facilities.  Lockdowns also left parents struggling to balance childcare and paid employment.

16 July 2020

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s 2020 Multidimensional Poverty Index reveals progress in tackling poverty before the onset of COVID-19, with 65 out of 75 countries showing significant reductions.  However, experts warn the pandemic now threatens to set back development gains by up to 10 years.

16 July 2020
DSG/SM/1432

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks at the closing of the 2020 Economic and Social Council high-level political forum on sustainable development, in New York today:

10 July 2020
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NEW YORK, 10 July (Department of Economic and Social Affairs) — As the COVID-19 pandemic forces lockdowns, most countries and municipalities are pursuing digital government strategies — many with innovative initiatives — but vast numbers of people still do not have access to online services, according to the 2020 edition of the United Nations E‑Government Survey, released today.

9 July 2020
DSG/SM/1430

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a meeting of university presidents, in New York today:

6 July 2020
SG/SM/20162

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Economic and Social Council integration segment, in New York today:

1 July 2020
SG/SM/20155

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the round table on “Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development:  Insights from Women Leaders”, in New York today:

1 July 2020

For the Syria crisis response, the international community has pledged $5.5 billion to support humanitarian, resilience and development activities in 2020, plus $2.2 billion in 2021 and beyond, demonstrating a clear commitment to continue supporting those most affected and ensuring aid agencies are able to plan ahead.

1 July 2020
DSG/SM/1427

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s opening remarks to the round table on “Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development:  Insights from Women Leaders”, in New York today:

1 July 2020
DSG/SM/1428

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s closing remarks to the round table on “Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development:  Insights from Women Leaders”, in New York today:

30 June 2020
DSG/SM/1426

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks at the virtual high-level meeting “Trends, Options and Strategies in Poverty Eradication across the World”, in New York today:

30 June 2020
SG/SM/20154

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the virtual high-level meeting “Trends, Options and Strategies in Poverty Eradication across the World”, in New York today:

29 June 2020

In the biggest humanitarian undertaking in its history, the World Food Programme (WFP) plans to assist up to a record 138 million people.  WFP estimates the number of hungry people in the countries where it operates could reach 270 million by year’s end, up 82 per cent from before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.

24 June 2020
DSG/SM/1422

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the launch of the “Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond” discussion groups, in New York today:

16 June 2020
DSG/SM/1420

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks to the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, in New York, today:

15 June 2020
SG/SM/20126

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, in New York today:

15 June 2020
SG/SM/20127

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Family Remittances, to be observed on 16 June: