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  1. Secretary-General's remarks to High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development [Bilingual version, as delivered; scroll down for all-English]

    ... everywhere – as they should be.    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the overarching focus of every event of this ... and prevent further violence. We need a major surge in financing with Member States meeting their official development assistance ...

    24 September 2019

  2. Remarks to the opening ceremony of the Forty-Third Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the G77 and China

    ... are on the frontlines of multilateralism and of support for a strong United Nations, consistent with your founding principles.    ... Development Goals Summit and the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development.   We need a strong focus on resilience, as well ...

    27 September 2019

  3. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at Nigeria Governors' Forum: The role of subnational actors in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement [as prepared for delivery]

    ... all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals, enhanced financing and implementing the Samoa Pathway for Small Island Developing States, some of the most vulnerable countries in ...

    30 September 2019

  4. Remarks at launch of "UN Principles for Responsible Banking"

    ... the General Assembly to launch the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking.   This week, global leaders will share the ... sector is responsible for more than two-thirds of all financing globally, and 90 per cent in developing countries.  It is in ...

    23 September 2019

  5. Highlight 18 September 2019

    ... opportunity to showcase the United Nations as a centre for solutions and a driver for meaningful, positive change in people’s ... the challenges facing small island states and mobilizing financing to meet the needs of the Sustainable Development Goals.    We ...

    19 September 2019

  6. Secretary-General's remarks to the opening ceremony of the Forty-Third Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the G77 and China [as delivered]

    ... are on the frontlines of multilateralism and of support for a strong United Nations, consistent with your founding principles.    ... Development Goals Summit and the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development.   We need a strong focus on resilience, as well ...

    27 September 2019

  7. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at United Nations (UN) Global Compact CEO Roundtable [as prepared for delivery]

    ... Ladies and gentlemen, Dear friends,   Thank you for being here for this year’s UN Global Compact CEO Roundtable on financing for the Sustainable Development Goals.   Four years into the ...

    26 September 2019

  8. Deputy Secretary-General's opening remarks at joint meeting between United Nations and African Development Bank with Heads of State and Government of African Countries [as prepared for delivery]

    ... Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Distinguished participants. I am pleased to have this ... can use their capital to de-risk investments and channel financing to large-scale projects aligned with the SDGs. At the national ...

    22 September 2019

  9. Secretary-General's remarks at launch of "UN Principles for Responsible Banking" [as delivered]

    ... the General Assembly to launch the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking.   This week, global leaders will share the ... sector is responsible for more than two-thirds of all financing globally, and 90 per cent in developing countries.  It is in ...

    22 September 2019

  10. Secretary-General's opening remarks to the High-level Event on "10 Years of Financial Inclusion - Vast Progress and Challenges Ahead" [as delivered]

    ... Date:  25 September 2019 Thank you for being here today to focus on the role of financial inclusion in sustainable ... 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development depends on adequate financing, based on the global partnership agreed in the Addis Ababa Action ...

    25 September 2019