Development

Development

13 November 2019
DEV/3426-SAG/507

Some 16 countries pledged a total of $516 million at today’s 2019 United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities, representing a considerable increase over 2018 which saw $425.69 million promised.

12 November 2019
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Following is the United Nations Commitment Statement by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, as prepared for delivery, at the Nairobi Summit in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, in Nairobi today:

12 November 2019
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the opening of the Nairobi Summit to Advance the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, in Nairobi today:

3 November 2019
SG/SM/19844-DEV/3423

The following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the eighteenth general conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), held in Abu Dhabi 3‑7 November:

22 October 2019
DSG/SM/1362-DEV/3422-POP/1090

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the International Conference on Population and Development Preparation Conference (ICPD+25), in Djibouti today:

16 October 2019
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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:

10 October 2019
SG/SM/19804-DEV/3419-OBV/1924

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Food Day, observed on 16 October:

10 October 2019
SG/SM/19805-DEV/3420-OBV/1925

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed on 17 October:

27 September 2019
GA/12197

World leaders gathered at United Nations Headquarters today endorsed a political declaration aimed at protecting small island developing States from the impacts of climate change and accelerating sustainable development in those countries, as the General Assembly held a midterm review of the 10-year action plan, known as the Samoa Pathway, for transforming the lives of people in those islands.

26 September 2019
DSG/SM/1348-DEV/3417

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the luncheon of the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development in New York today:

26 September 2019
DSG/SM/1350-GA/12195-DEV/3418

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s closing remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development, in New York today:

26 September 2019
GA/12191

Declining levels of official development assistance (ODA) and rising levels of debt are impeding the world’s ability to pay for the Sustainable Development Goals and address the negative impacts of climate change, particularly in Africa and among small island developing States, speakers warned today as the General Assembly hosted a high-level dialogue on financing for development.

26 September 2019
SG/SM/19773-GA/12192-DEV/3416

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the High‑level Dialogue on Financing for Development, in New York today:

25 September 2019
SG/SM/19771-DEV/3415

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the high‑level event on “10 Years of Financial Inclusion: Vast Progress and Challenges Ahead”, 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
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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
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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:

18 September 2019
DSG/SM/1324-DEV/3411-ENV/DEV/1981

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Flagship Climate Progress event, in New York today:

11 September 2019
SG/SM/19731-DEV/3410-OBV/1911

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for South-South Cooperation, observed on 12 September:

29 August 2019
SG/SM/19714-DEV/3409

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development’s (TICAD) thematic session on climate change and disaster risk reduction, in Yokohama, Japan, today: