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  1. Secretary-General's video message to International Finance Forum 2020 Annual Meeting

    ... G20’s extension of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative for another six months, which will be crucial to allow vulnerable countries to ... Secondly, it must be used to leverage private and domestic financing by enhancing tax systems and through specific tools such as ...

    21 November 2020

  2. Secretary-General's remarks to the Annual Ministerial Meeting of the G77 and China [as delivered]

    ... to strongly congratulate the Co-operative Republic of Guyana for its very dynamic leadership of the group et J'en profite pour féliciter et ... that the policy options developed through our initiative on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and beyond are taken forward ...

    12 November 2020

  3. Secretary-General's video message to Civil Society on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    ... the developing world to do the same – as we have appealed for from the beginning.  Ladies and gentlemen, This crisis is a human ... architecture. We now have a chance to re-imagine global financing frameworks and put them at the service of humanity.  This is the ...

    02 November 2020

  4. Note to Correspondents: Gearing US$5 billion for countries, UN leaders pledge to boost efforts to save lives and livelihoods and recover better from COVID-19

    ... response to the effects of the crisis – including on the financing of the COVID-19 response, and his calls for Peace at Home and towards a ceasefire across the globe. “For the ...

    06 November 2020

  5. Secretary-General's video message to event organized by the Government of Guyana on its Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China

    ... Excellencies, I thank the Government of Guyana for organizing this meeting of the Group of 77 and China to discuss climate ... That is one of the reasons why I have been co-leading the Financing for Development initiative with Jamaica and Canada. I am also ...

    29 October 2020

  6. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to the Ghana Council on Foreign Relations: "Multilateralism at 75: what next?" [as prepared for delivery]

    ... Distinguished delegates, Dear friends, Thank you for the invitation to join you today. The Ghana Council on Foreign Relations is ... United Nations is calling for donors to step and meet the financing gap for the vaccine effort. We are also pressing for a massive ...

    29 October 2020

  7. Deputy Secretary-General's video remarks to the Extraordinary Session of the Global Education Meeting

    ... At the outset, allow me to commend our UNESCO colleagues for taking the initiative to bring us all together today. I am greatly ... catastrophe. The priority areas for action - financing, inclusion, teachers, safe reopening, connectivity and coordination ...

    23 October 2020

  8. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at Public Launch Event for the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings [as prepared for delivery]

    ... 21 October 2020 Thank you dear friends for inviting me to this important occasion. It is exciting to join the ... assistance to our UN team in navigating this year’s global financing crisis. George Ingram has had a uniquely distinguished career in ...

    21 October 2020

  9. Deputy Secretary-General's video message on the occasion of the event “Driving Systemic Change through Governments to Better Reach those Living in Extreme Poverty”

    ... This will be particularly hard on young people, who account for 20 percent of the global population living in extreme poverty. Close to 1.6 ... education, water and sanitation and exploring innovative financing models like Universal Basic Income. Governments should seize this ...

    20 October 2020

  10. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance discussion with Member States [as delivered]

    ... Distinguished members of the GISD Alliance, Thank you for joining this virtual meeting. I appreciate your continued engagement with ... a year ago, the world looked very different. The need for financing to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was already ...

    15 October 2020