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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Deputy Secretary-General’s remarks at Qatar Foundation speaker series on “Bridging the gap between policy and impact during the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals” [as prepared for delivery]

    ... can we translate the SDGs into concrete actions that deliver for the people we serve and the planet we depend on?   What makes this ... their human rights.    Fifth, mobilizing and aligning financing in support of the SDGs.   The debate around financing the 2030 ...

    08 December 2019

  6. Remarks at opening of the Comprehensive Midterm Review of the Vienna Programme of Action on Landlocked Developing Countries

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

    05 December 2019

  7. Secretary-General's video message to Sustainable Development Forum "Common Future"

    ... the Russian Federation’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its recent ratification of the Paris Agreement ...   Solutions exist. Innovation, strong partnerships and financing are critical.   I count on your engagement on our path to a ...

    25 November 2019

  8. Secretary-General's video message to International Finance Forum 2019

    ... is off-track.  That is why I recently called for a Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. ... meet the SDGs and to address the climate emergency.   Financing is critical.   We must mobilize public and private finance to ...

    22 November 2019

  9. Remarks to High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    ... And greeting her was a flotilla of 17 boats, one for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It was a powerful symbol ... and prevent further violence. We need a major surge in financing with Member States meeting their official development assistance ...

    15 November 2019

  10. Remarks at the Meeting of the Peacebuilding Commission on the 2020 Review

    I thank the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission for convening this meeting, open to all Member States, to launch the 2020 ... must be empowered and supported as peacebuilders.   Financing for peacebuilding is crucial, and we are working to make such support ...

    22 November 2019