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  1. Highlight 05 February 2020

    ... OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC, SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES WEDNESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2020 ... Team, and Mahmoud Mohieldin of Egypt as the Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda. Mr. Hart is currently the Executive Director for ...

    05 February 2020

  2. Secretary-General's remarks to Group of Friends on Climate [as delivered]

    ... It is indeed a pleasure to be with you today, and thank you for your strong commitment to climate action.    I welcome this ... And it will strive to generate the ambition, innovation, financing and solutions needed to usher in an era of low-emission sustainable ...

    03 February 2020

  3. Secretary-General's video message to Asia-Pacific Conference on Financing for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, 10-12 December

    ... you are observing on this occasion.   Thank you for your commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.   Despite ... That is why I have called for a Decade of Action.   Financing is essential, and requires deep changes in both the public and ...

    11 December 2019

  4. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to Harvard Business School Event on “Africa rising: understanding business, entrepreneurship and the complexities of a continent” [as prepared for delivery]

    ...   Let me start by thanking Caroline and Hakeem for inviting me to this gathering of such an impressive group of young people ... big 400-seat conference rooms: “ Blockchain and global financing”.   Fantastic, we thought.  The United Nations is embracing ...

    22 January 2020

  5. Remarks at the Handover Ceremony of the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China

    ... I want to start by deeply thanking the State of Palestine for its skilful efforts in guiding the work of the Group of 77 and China over ... people and countries.   At both the SDG Summit and the Financing Dialogue, we saw a new determination from member states to step up ...

    17 January 2020

  6. Secretary-General's remarks at the Handover Ceremony of the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China [as delivered]

    ... I want to start by deeply thanking the State of Palestine for its skilful efforts in guiding the work of the Group of 77 and China over ... people and countries.   At both the SDG Summit and the Financing Dialogue, we saw a new determination from member states to step up ...

    15 January 2020

  7. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks on "Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt", at the inaugural session of the Conference co-organized by the Republic of Senegal and the International Monetary Fund [as prepared for delivery]

    ... be in Dakar, Senegal, to speak on an issue that is critical for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. I am grateful to our hosts, the ... points of GDP, by 2030. In Africa, estimates of SDG financing needs range from $616 to $638 billion dollars annually. ...

    05 December 2019

  8. Deputy Secretary-General's opening and closing remarks at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development - Opening Plenary Session with leaders: “The Africa We Want: Sustaining Peace, Security & Development” [as prepared for delivery]

    ... Ladies and gentlemen, I commend President Al-Sisi for convening the Aswan Forum on sustainable peace, security and development in ... African leaders are also “walking the talk” in terms of financing and self-reliance, with African member States having contributed $131 ...

    16 December 2019

  9. Deputy Secretary-General's Opening Remarks to Informal briefing to Member States on the Decade of Action [as prepared for delivery]

    ... Date:  19 December 2019 Thank you all for joining us for today’s informal briefing. I am grateful that H.E. Ms. ... to step up implementation at the SDG Summit and the Financing Dialogue.  But High-Level week also provided a wake-up call, ...

    19 December 2019

  10. Secretary-General's remarks at opening of the Comprehensive Midterm Review of the Vienna Programme of Action on Landlocked Developing Countries [as delivered]

    ...   Ladies and gentlemen,   Thank you all for joining this important meeting.    We are all keenly aware of the ... high priority areas.    Innovative financing for infrastructure has to be scaled up.    We should also ...

    12 December 2019