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Patricia  Espinosa Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

On 18 May 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General appointed Patricia Espinosa Cantellano of Mexico as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  The appointment has been made after consultation with the Conference of Parties through its Bureau.

24 May 2017, Cancun, Mexico

Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to the media following the conclusion of the Leaders Forum

Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I am pleased to be here, and I thank President Peña Nieto for his government’s hospitality in hosting this conference.
 
We have just had a most productive Leaders’ Forum.
 
The objective was to identify and commit to practical measures for reducing economic losses due to disasters and to increase the resilience of people exposed to them.
 
We had a particular focus on infrastructure and housing, since that one person in seven lives in poor quality overcrowded conditions.
 

06 December 2016, Jalisco, Mexico

Secretary-General's message to the 11th Session of the Internet Governance Forum

[Delivered by Mr. Lenni Montiel, Assistant-Secretary-General for Economic Development]

I send my warm greetings to Internet Governance Forum.
 
I thank the Government of Mexico for hosting the Forum and for its leadership in advancing the Forum’s objectives.
 
This year’s gathering is the first since its 10-year renewal by the General Assembly, which reaffirmed the importance of the IGF multi-stakeholder platform for public policy dialogue.
 
Your efforts have made profound impacts as we strive together to create an equitable, human rights-based knowledge society.
 

15 April 2014, Mexico City

Remarks at the opening ceremony of the first High-level meeting of the Global Partnership for effective development cooperation

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It is a great honour to be here.

I thank President Peña Nieto and the Government and people of Mexico for hosting this important meeting.

Two years ago, many of us met in Busan and expressed a strong collective commitment to work better together to reduce poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals.

Since then, we have made important progress. But we have not done enough.

11 December 2010, Cancun

Statement on the outcome of the climate change negotiations in Cancun, Mexico

The UN climate change negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, have delivered important success for a world much in need of it. Governments came together in common cause, for the common good, and agreed on a way forward to meet the defining challenge of our time.

08 December 2010, Cancun

Opening remarks to UNFCCC COP16 Side Event on Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing (as delivered)

Prime Minister Meles,
Prime Minister Stoltenberg,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Climate financing is one of the most important aspects of our efforts to address the climate change challenge.

It is not a panacea for the climate problem, but it is crucial to have adequate financial support for developing countries and for building trust between countries.

And it is essential for generating actions on the ground.

08 December 2010, Cancun

Remarks to UNFCCC COP16 Avoided Deforestation Partners Event [As prepared for delivery]

Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to see so many partners working in common cause to protect the world''s tropical forests.

We are here in Cancun to make progress on all fronts in the climate negotiations.

At the same time, we need to dramatically increase actions that will help to prevent runaway climate change and strengthen climate resilience.

That is why it is essential that we do all we can to support the REDD-Plus initiative – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

07 December 2010, Cancun

Opening remarks at press conference at UN Climate Change Conference

As you know, when I became Secretary-General, I made climate change one of my top priorities. The reason is simple.

Climate change affects everything the UN does – poverty, peace and security, development, and human rights.

We cannot sustain gains toward our Millennium Development Goals or preserve the ecosystems that sustain us, we cannot ensure safety and stability for the poor and vulnerable without progress on climate change.