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  1. Secretary-General's Press Conference with Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, following the AU-UN Conference

    ... Union Commission. He is joining the Secretary-General for this press encounter.   M. le Président, bienvenue. Nous sommes très ... 2022.    And we need to continue summoning support and financing for sustainable domestic vaccine manufacturing in Africa.     ...

    02 December 2021

  2. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at the 120th Annual Lecture at the Royal African Society: “Africa in a just transition: Investing in a sustainable recovery” [as prepared for delivery]

    ... Nicholas Westcott the Director of the Royal African Society for this gracious invite and the work to connect, celebrate and engage ... annually – at least three times the current levels of financing. We welcome the partnership agreement struck at COP26 in Glasgow ...

    29 November 2021

  3. Deputy Secretary General's remarks to the Virtual Security Council High-Level Debate on Cooperation between the UN and Regional and Sub-regional Organisations: African Union (AU) [as prepared for delivery]

    ... Mr. Donald Kaberuka, African Union High Representative for Financing of the Union and the African Union Peace Fund, who joins us ...

    28 October 2021

  4. Secretary-General's remarks to the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly [as delivered]

    ... this opportunity to introduce the proposed programme budget for 2022. The context for this presentation remains a world upended by the ... structural inequalities; and massive shortcomings in financing and global solidarity. But times of crisis can also bring out the ...

    13 October 2021

  5. Remarks at the UNCTAD 15 opening ceremony

    [All-English version; scroll down for bilingual as delivered version] I want to thank Prime Minister ... progress are slipping away before our eyes. And the Sustainable Development Goals are at risk of failure. We need to turn this ... the public and private sectors to develop innovative financing tools to accelerate the return of private investment to pre-pandemic ...

    04 October 2021

  6. Secretary-General's remarks at the UNCTAD 15 Opening Ceremony [bilingual as delivered, scroll down for all-English]

    ... I want to thank Prime Minister Mottley and all Barbadians for so warmly welcoming us and in particular, I will never forget, the ... the public and private sectors to develop innovative financing tools to accelerate the return of private investment to pre-pandemic ...

    04 October 2021

  7. Remarks to the United Nations Global Compact Board 

    ... common mission.  And, of course, to Sanda Ojiambo thank you for your leadership – and thank you for defining and moving forward the ... we must go further. We must actively leverage corporate financing in ways that advance the 2030 Agenda. As custodians of over 14 ...

    22 September 2021

  8. Secretary-General's remarks to the United Nations Global Compact Board [as delivered]

    ... common mission.  And, of course, to Sanda Ojiambo thank you for your leadership – and thank you for defining and moving forward the ... we must go further. We must actively leverage corporate financing in ways that advance the 2030 Agenda. As custodians of over 14 ...

    15 September 2021

  9. Remarks to Joint Thematic Event of the General Assembly and ECOSOC on Least Developed Countries: Diversifying the Financing Toolbox to Enhance Investment in Least Developed Countries

    ... reach the level of GDP per capita they had in 2019 – and for some possibly five years or more. All of this is compounded by ... January, offers a chance to recover precious ground on the Sustainable Development Goals that has been lost to the pandemic. The ...

    18 June 2021

  10. Secretary-General's remarks to Joint Thematic Event of the General Assembly and ECOSOC on Least Developed Countries: Diversifying the Financing Toolbox to Enhance Investment in Least Developed Countries [as delivered]

    ... reach the level of GDP per capita they had in 2019 – and for some possibly five years or more. All of this is compounded by ... January, offers a chance to recover precious ground on the Sustainable Development Goals that has been lost to the pandemic. The ...

    18 June 2021