Development

Development

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:

1 April 2019
DSG/SM/1265-DEV/3393-POP/1080

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Commission on Population and Development, in New York today:

1 April 2019
DSG/SM/1266-DEV/3394-ECO/302

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development:  Fiscal Policy, Trade and Private Sector Development in the Digital Era, in Marrakesh, Morocco, 25 March:

27 March 2019
DSG/SM/1264-DEV/3392

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, in Bangkok today:

22 March 2019
DEV/3392

BUENOS AIRES, 22 March — Concluding a landmark conference on the crucial role of South-South cooperation in the planet’s sustainable development, representatives of 160 countries today adopted a sweeping outcome document calling for stepped-up collaboration against the backdrop of resource constraints and a shifting geopolitical landscape.

21 March 2019
DEV/3390

BUENOS AIRES, 21 March — Countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean are increasingly looking to each other for resources, solidarity and a sense of common agenda when dealing with challenges brought on by the decline in official development assistance (ODA) and the effects of climate change, speakers said this morning at the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation.

21 March 2019
DEV/3391

BUENOS AIRES, 21 March — The Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) held three panel discussions today, tackling ways to expand the exchange of resources and know-how, strengthen institutional frameworks, and use Southern-generated initiatives to expedite progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

20 March 2019
DEV/3388

BUENOS AIRES, 20 March — Amid complex and rapidly evolving global challenges, the tried-and-tested platform of South-South cooperation — a system of exchanging knowledge and resources between developing countries — must play a prominent role in eradicating poverty and reducing gaping inequalities, participants stressed as the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) opened today.

20 March 2019
SG/SM/19501-DEV/3389

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, today:

15 March 2019
DEV/3387

Heads of State and Government, Cabinet Ministers and other senior officials, as well as representatives of civil society and the private and public sectors, will gather in Buenos Aires from 20 to 22 March for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation.

28 February 2019
DSG/SM/1256-DEV/3386

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the fourth meeting of the plenary track of the Funding Dialogues in New York today:

27 February 2019
GA/12123

The crucial, interlinked and deeply dependent themes of migration and sustainable development took centre stage during a special high-level meeting of the General Assembly today, as participants called for urgent, evidence-based and inclusive policies aimed at making migration less risky for all.