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  1. Secretary-General's address to the Opening of the General Debate of the 75th Session of the General Assembly

    New York Date:  22 September 2020 ... In the Central African Republic, last year’s peace deal helped deliver a significant reduction in violence. Under the auspices of ... and ensure a just transition.    Second, we need green jobs and sustainable growth.     Third, bailouts of industry, ...

    22 September 2020

  2. Deputy Secretary-General's closing remarks at the SDG Moment [as prepared for delivery]

    New York Date:  18 September 2020 Distinguished ... in those critical interventions –social protection, the green and the blue economy and women’s economic empowerment - that will ... We have a clear way ahead. And we have a great deal of work to do.  The people of the world are looking to all of us – ...

    18 September 2020

  3. Secretary-General's video remarks to Austrian World Summit

    ... to reform fossil fuel subsidies and to stop building new coal-fired power plants.   Now, one year later, as countries mobilize ... energy, nature-based solutions, sustainable transport and green technologies.   Only one of these paths is rational.   There is ...

    17 September 2020

  4. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at the High-Level launch of the Global Center for Adaptation's African Office [as prepared for delivery]

    New York Date:  16 September 2020 Excellencies, ... of these priorities directly. As the world continues to deal with the impacts of our changing climate, we need to ensure that ... better” by building a world that is carbon-neutral, green, just, and resilient, with African youth especially women, at the helm ...

    16 September 2020

  5. Secretary-General's press conference at the opening of the 75th Session of the General Assembly

    New York Date:  16 September 2020 Ladies and ... Agreement on Climate Change.      Recovery must be green. Subsidizing fossil fuels and bailing out polluting industries means ... there must be a strong containment in the way authorities deal with the peaceful demonstrations.    We have said time and time ...

    16 September 2020

  6. Remarks at opening of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s World Conference of Speakers of Parliament

    ... and ensure a just transition.  Second , we need green jobs and sustainable growth.   Third , bailouts of industry, ... crime and poor physical and mental health.  And today new dimensions of inequality are taking shape.  For example, the digital ...

    20 August 2020

  7. Secretary-General's remarks at opening of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s World Conference of Speakers of Parliament [as prepared for delivery]

    New York Date:  19 August 2020 It is a pleasure ... and ensure a just transition.  Second, we need green jobs and sustainable growth.   Third, bailouts of industry, ... And at the international level, we need a New Global Deal to ensure that power, wealth and opportunities are shared more broadly and ...

    19 August 2020

  8. Secretary-General's Nelson Mandela Lecture: “Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era” [as delivered]

    New York 中文 Русский Español ... did the least to contribute to global heating.  The green economy will be a new source of prosperity and employment. But let us not ... it, must be based on a New Social Contract and a New Global Deal that create equal opportunities for all and respect the rights and ...

    27 July 2020

  9. Opening remarks at Nelson Mandela Lecture: “Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era”

    ... World War, the creation of the United Nations was based on a new global consensus around equality and human dignity.  A wave of ... did the least to contribute to global heating.  The green economy will be a new source of prosperity and employment. But let us not ...

    22 July 2020

  10. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to the Recover Better Together Action Forum [as delivered]

    New York Date:  26 June 2020 Excellencies, ... sow the seeds for a more sustainable, inclusive, digital and green recovery.  Finally, we are mobilizing communities and local ... response is a direct investment in countries’ ability to deal with the severe socioeconomic problems posed by the pandemic, prevent ...

    26 June 2020