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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Highlight 16 September 2019

    ... THE NOON BRIEFING BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES MONDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2019 ... Meeting on Universal Health care, the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development, and the Small Island Developing States meeting. As ...

    16 September 2019

  6. Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. José Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister and Minister for Reform of the Republic of Cabo Verde

    ... met today with the Prime Minister and Minister for Reform of the Republic of Cabo Verde, H.E. Mr. José Ulisses Correia e ... commitment to support the country’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including through facilitating its access to the Green Climate Fund and Financing for Development for Small Island Developing States. ...

    27 September 2019

  7. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at Data for Now Event on ‘Better Decisions, Better Lives, Accelerating SDG Progress through Timely Data’ [as prepared for delivery]

    ... to take to improve the availability and timeliness of data for the SDGs.   Four years after adopting the SDGs, we are not where we ... The second initiative I want to spotlight today relates to financing.   The Dubai Declaration, announced at the second UN World Data ...

    25 September 2019

  8. Remarks at Security Council Briefing on Peace and Security in Africa [as delivered]

    ... Ladies and gentlemen,   I thank the Russian Federation for organizing this meeting on peace and security in Africa.   ... ensure the predictability, sustainability and flexibility of financing for African Union-led peace support operations authorized by the ...

    27 September 2019

  9. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at SDG Business Forum [as prepared for delivery]

    ... we can come together – the UN and business leaders – for this inaugural SDG Business Forum at the SDG Summit.   As we have been ... action is a part, demands that we pick up the pace. The financing gap is $2.5 trillion per year.     Poverty is falling too ...

    25 September 2019

  10. Secretary-General's Address to the General Assembly [Trilingual, as delivered; scroll down for all-English]

    ... to be rewarded or withheld.   They are an endowment for simply being human.   Across the first half of my mandate, I have had ... Development Goals Summit -- and Thursday’s dialogue on financing – are opportunities to ramp up ambition, including by utilizing the ...

    25 September 2019