Economic issues

Economic issues

26 March 2020
SG/SM/20024

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Group of 20 (G20) virtual summit on the COVID-19 pandemic, in New York today:

16 January 2020
ECO/322

Impacted by prolonged trade disputes, the global economy suffered its lowest growth in a decade, slipping to 2.3 per cent in 2019.  The world, however, could see a slight uptick in economic activity in 2020 if risks are kept at bay, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 report, released today in New York.

10 December 2019
SG/SM/19905-ECO/321-ENV/DEV/2030

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the Asia-Pacific Conference on Financing for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, held in Dhaka from 10 to 12 December:

25 November 2019
SG/SM/19875-ECO/320-HR/5450

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, in Geneva today:

19 October 2019
SG/SM/19821-ECO/318-ENV/DEV/2011

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the ministerial meeting of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, in Washington, D.C., today:

19 October 2019
SG/SM/19822-ECO/319-ENV/DEV/2012

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, in Washington, D.C., today:

16 October 2019
DSG/SM/1358-DEV/3421-ECO/317

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance launch, in New York today:

26 September 2019
DSG/SM/1347-ECO/315-ENV/DEV/2006

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the United Nations Global Compact CEO round table, in New York today:

26 September 2019
SG/SM/19775-ECO/316-ENV/DEV/2007

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the tenth anniversary commemoration of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, in New York today:

25 September 2019
DSG/SM/1340-ECO/313-ENV/DEV/2001

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the SDG Business Forum, in New York today:

25 September 2019
DSG/SM/1344-ECO/314

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the launch of the World Economic Forum’s UpLink Initiative, in New York today:

22 September 2019
SG/SM/19754-DEV/3412-ECO/310

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the launch of “United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking”, in New York today:

22 September 2019
DSG/SM/1333-DEV/3413-ECO/311

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the joint meeting between the United Nations and the African Development Bank with Heads of State and Government of African countries, in New York today:

22 September 2019
DSG/SM/1331-ECO/309-ENV/DEV/1991

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the event “Multilateral Development Banks and the Private Sector:  Enhancing Partnerships for Paris Alignment”, in New York today:

22 September 2019
DSG/SM/1334-DEV/3414-ECO/312

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s closing remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the launch of the African Influencers for Development (AID), in New York today:

4 September 2019
DSG/SM/1317-ECO/308

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the World Economic Forum plenary on “Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, in Cape Town today:

7 August 2019
SG/SM/19692-ECO/307-L/T/4468

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the signing ceremony of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, in Singapore today:

7 June 2019
SG/SM/19615-ECO/306

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the plenary session of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, in Saint Petersburg today:

21 May 2019
ECO/305

The global economy is experiencing a broad-based growth slowdown amid unresolved trade tensions, high international policy uncertainty, and softening business confidence, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects mid-2019 report, released today in New York.

10 May 2019
SG/SM/19575-ECO/304

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Special General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva today: