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  1. Secretary-General's Remarks to the 2021 Economic and Social Council Forum on Financing for Development [as delivered]

    ... York Date:  12 April 2021 Financing for Development in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic means an unprecedented ...

    12 April 2021

  2. Highlight

    ... OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY FARHAN HAQ, DEPUTY SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES WEDNESDAY, 24 MARCH 2021 ... the briefing room, to brief journalists on the launch of the Financing for Sustainable Development Report. The report shows that COVID-19 is ...

    24 March 2021

  3. Secretary-General's video message to Powering Past Coal Alliance Summit

    ... to net zero emissions by mid-century. The momentum for climate action offers a measure of hope. But hope must be checked ... June Summit at the latest. Second, end the international financing of coal plants and shift investment to renewable energy projects. ...

    03 March 2021

  4. Highlight 02 March 2021

    ... THE NOON BRIEFING BY STÉPHANE DUJARRIC​, SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES TUESDAY, 02 MARCH 2021 ... to do so by 2040.  Second, to end the international financing of coal plants and shift investment to renewable energy projects.  ...

    02 March 2021

  5. Secretary-General's remarks to Member States on Priorities for 2021 [bilingual as delivered; scroll down for all-English version]

    ... geopolitical tensions are undermining our collective efforts for peace.   Humanitarian needs are escalating. Forced displacement ... Phase out fossil fuel finance, starting with the overseas financing of coal. End subsidies to fossil fuels. Shift the tax burden ...

    01 February 2021

  6. Deputy Secretary-General's video message at the Second Breakfast Meeting on the Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Facility

    ... Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the President of ECOSOC for the opportunity to address this second Breakfast Meeting on Sustainable ... our capacities to help countries navigate the ecosystem of financing opportunities and UN-sponsored alliances of investors. I look ...

    29 January 2021

  7. Secretary-General's special address at Davos Agenda [as delivered]

    ... the video on webtv.un.org ] I thank you very much for this opportunity to address the Davos Agenda. Humanity has just endured ... last year with the Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, highlighted the ...

    26 January 2021

  8. Secretary-General's remarks to the Climate Adaptation Summit [as delivered]

    ... of the Netherlands] and my dear friend Ban Ki-moon for inviting me to address this important summit, and I thank the Global ... $280 and 500 billion in 2050. But huge gaps remain on financing for adaptation in developing countries. That is why I have called ...

    26 January 2021

  9. Special address at Davos Agenda

    I thank you very much for this opportunity to address the Davos Agenda. Humanity has just endured ... world on track. It is time to change course and take the sustainable path. And, this year, we have a unique opportunity to do so. ... last year with the Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, highlighted the ...

    25 January 2021

  10. Remarks to the Climate Adaptation Summit

    ... of the Netherlands] and my dear friend Ban Ki-moon for inviting me to address this important summit, and I thank the Global ... $280 and 500 billion in 2050. But huge gaps remain on financing for adaptation in developing countries. That is why I have called ...

    25 January 2021