Press Release

Press Release

5 May 2021
ECOSOC/7044

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Economic and Social Council is available at this time. The complete summary will be issued later as Press Release ECOSOC/7044.

4 May 2021
DSG/SM/1588

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the opening of the Food Systems Summit Global Youth Dialogue today:

4 May 2021
SC/14511

Bosnia and Herzegovina remains a de facto frozen conflict, where political leaders pursue wartime goals, generate divisions and push nationalistic agendas, the top United Nations official overseeing implementation of the 1995 Dayton Accords told the Security Council today, warning that hate speech and genocide denial risk eclipsing hard-won democratic gains.

4 May 2021
ECOSOC/7043

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the importance of science and technology for the well-being of global populations, and advances in these fields are necessary not only to recover better from the crisis, but also to address other global challenges, such as poverty, inequality and climate change, speakers said today as the Economic and Social Council opened a two-day forum on the subject.

4 May 2021
SG/SM/20709

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Maria Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, to the Economic and Social Council Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, held today:

4 May 2021
SG/SM/20710

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

4 May 2021
DSG/SM/1587

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, “Promoting Peace in the Age of Compound Risk”, today:

3 May 2021
SC/14510

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Zhang Jun (China):

3 May 2021
ECOSOC/7042

The United Nations is best positioned to rally a broad range of stakeholders behind efforts to address such global challenges as conflict, underdevelopment, climate change, and most recently the coronavirus pandemic, speakers told the Partnership Forum today, stressing that such an inclusive alliance can be a “game changer” for sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

3 May 2021
SG/SM/20708

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the General Assembly tribute to the memory of Idriss Déby Itno, late President of Chad and Head of State, today:

3 May 2021
SG/T/3294

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Geneva on Monday, 26 April, where on Tuesday he convened the informal 5+1 meeting on the Cyprus issue.

3 May 2021
DSG/SM/1585

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the Africa Dialogue Series, today:

3 May 2021
DSG/SM/1586

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the launch of the International Organization of Employers/Development Coordination Office “Playbook”, today:

1 May 2021
SG/SM/20706

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

1 May 2021
SG/SM/20707

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

30 April 2021
ECOSOC/7041

The international community must join forces to finally end the offshore tax havens and policy loopholes that are draining billions of dollars needed to advance sustainable development and recover from the COVID-19 crisis, experts stressed today as the Economic and Social Council held its annual Special Meeting on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.

29 April 2021
HR/5464

Indigenous peoples — guardians of nature — must be consulted before States greenlight development projects, members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues stressed today, as the body concluded a discussion on its six mandate areas — economic and social development, culture, environment, education, health and human rights.

29 April 2021
DSG/SM/1582

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the virtual launch of the Global Development Hub at Imperial College, London, today:

29 April 2021
DSG/SM/1583

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Resident Coordinator System Review informal plenary consultation, today:

29 April 2021
DSG/SM/1584

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the closing session of the Virtual Commonwealth Learning Week today: