Economic issues

Economic issues

2 November 2020
SG/SM/20390

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to civil society on financing for development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond, today:

28 October 2020
SG/SM/20374

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the virtual ministerial-level meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council, held on 28 and 29 October:

20 October 2020
DSG/SM/1490

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s video message on the occasion of the Jobs Reset Summit, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, today:

9 October 2020
SG/SM/20323

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the “Mobilizing with Africa II” high‑level event at the World Bank‑International Monetary Fund annual meetings, today:

6 October 2020
DSG/SM/1474

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Joint Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Fund United Nations General Assembly side event titled “Investing in the SDGs:  From Rhetoric to Reality”, today:

22 September 2020
DSG/SM/1452

Following is the text of Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message on the occasion of the United Nations Global Compact virtual Global Impact Forum, today:

21 September 2020
SG/SM/20265

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video remarks for the Private Sector Forum, held virtually today:

8 September 2020
DSG/SM/1442

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s introductory remarks at the high-level meeting of Ministers of Finance: “Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond”, in New York today:

8 September 2020
DSG/SM/1443

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s closing remarks at the high-level meeting of Ministers of Finance: “Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond”, in New York today:

3 September 2020
SG/SM/20230

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Group of Twenty (G20) Extraordinary Foreign Ministers Meeting, in New York today:

3 September 2020
SG/SM/20229

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:

25 August 2020

Fighting in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province has displaced 52,000 people since 16 August following attacks by a non-State armed group and responsive strikes by national security forces.  A surge of United Nations staff is under way to boost humanitarian capacity in Kunduz and a joint assessment team was deployed.

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:

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:

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:

22 June 2020

In Nigeria, where the number of COVID-19-related deaths has doubled in the past month, with total virus cases reaching 20,000, the United Nations is providing vital medical kits and equipment to further support Government efforts in addressing the pandemic.

16 June 2020

More than 55 million domestic workers — 37 million of whom are women — are at risk of losing their jobs and income amid COVID-19 lockdowns, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is warning.  Only about 10 per cent of domestic workers globally have access to social security safety nets.