Development

Development

17 July 2019
GA/12165

Delegates called for finishing “the unfinished business” of promoting and protecting women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, as the General Assembly today concluded its high-level meeting commemorating the twenty‑fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development.

16 July 2019
GA/12163

Achieving continuous progress on women’s empowerment hinges on keeping the “promise of Cairo” alive, speakers stressed, as the General Assembly convened a high-level plenary meeting to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark International Conference on Population and Development.

15 July 2019
DSG/SM/1306-DEV/3403

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the launch of “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019”, in New York today:

15 July 2019
DSG/SM/1305-DEV/3402-WOM/2186

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, on gender equality and women’s leadership, in New York today:

15 July 2019
DSG/SM/1307-DEV/3404

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level partner event of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Joint Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention, in New York today:

15 July 2019
DSG/SM/1308-DEV/3405-HR/5439

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Economic and Social Council side event “What is Democracy?  Stepping up Engagement around Goal 16”, in New York today:

3 July 2019
SG/A/1888-BIO/5224-DEV/3400

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Angelique Crumbly of the United States as Assistant Secretary‑General and Director of the Bureau of Management Services, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

3 July 2019
SG/A/1889*-BIO/5225*-DEV/3401*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Haoliang Xu of China as Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Bureau of Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

23 May 2019
DSG/SM/1287-ECOSOC/6993

Following are Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s closing remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the operational activities segment of the Economic and Social Council, in New York today:

22 May 2019
DSG/SM/1285-ECOSOC/6989

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to session V of the Economic and Social Council’s operational activities for development segment, in New York today:

22 May 2019
DSG/SM/1286-ECOSOC/6990

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to session VI of the Economic and Social Council’s operational activities for development segment, in New York today:

14 May 2019
DSG/SM/1279-GA/12144-DEV/3399

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the General Assembly high-level thematic debate on “Addressing Inequality towards Inclusive Development”, in New York today:

24 April 2019
DSG/SM/1276-DEV/3398

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery by Jens Wandel, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Reforms, at the opening ceremony of the third edition of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, in Santiago today:

18 April 2019
ECOSOC/6976

Ministers and other high-level officials concluded the 2019 Forum on Financing for Development Follow-up today, pledging to scale up efforts towards the full and timely implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda — a comprehensive set of policy actions adopted in 2015 to finance sustainable development through 2030.

17 April 2019
ECOSOC/6975

Describing a “race to the bottom” in which multinational corporations enjoy lower and lower tax rates around the globe, delegates at the Economic and Social Council’s forum on financing for development follow-up today stressed that such practices are slicing deep into the funds countries need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by their 2030 deadline.

16 April 2019
ECOSOC/6974

Four years after the roll‑out of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the gap in financing the Sustainable Development Goals has widened, the chief United Nations trade expert told the forum on financing for development follow-up today, as participants explored ways to mobilize domestic resources, curb corruption and create enabling environments for increased investment in their economies.

15 April 2019
SG/SM/19546-ECOSOC/6973-DEV/3397

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the 2019 ECOSOC [Economic and Social Council] Financing for Development Forum in New York today:

15 April 2019
ECOSOC/6972

Citing a fragile world economy and unravelling multilateral alignments, delegates at the Economic and Social Council’s 2019 forum on financing for development follow-up today also spotlighted a crucial window of opportunity to render the global financial system fairer and more fit for purpose.

11 April 2019
DSG/SM/1273-ECOSOC/6971-DEV/3396

Following are Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Economic and Social Council Partnership Forum, in New York today:

3 April 2019
DSG/SM/1268-DEV/3395-OBV/1874

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, for the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace event, in New York today: