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  1. Secretary-General's video message to the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit

    ... Date:  01 June 2022 Watch the video here: ... We need to change course – and fast. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development remains our compass – but we need all hands on deck. ... In practice, this means: no new coal; stop all coal financing; shift subsidies from fossil fuel to support vulnerable families and ...

    02 June 2022

  2. Highlight 01 June 2022

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STÉPHANE DUJARRIC​, SPOKESMAN FOR ... in gender equality and its championing of climate action and sustainable development, among other accomplishments.  He said that we have ... UN team is working with the Government to boost development financing, trade, decent work and green growth, among other areas.   The UN ...

    02 June 2022

  3. Secretary-General's message on the International Day of Forests

    ... and are home to 80 per cent of all terrestrial species.  The ecosystem services they provide to humanity range from purifying air and ... of nature loss, coupled with robust implementation and financing mechanisms.  Our global environment is being degraded by our ...

    26 May 2022

  4. Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council - on Conflict and Food Security

    ... war is waged, people go hungry.  Some sixty percent of the world’s undernourished people live in areas affected by conflict. No ... the interconnected risks of food insecurity, energy and financing require far greater coordination and leadership.  There is ...

    19 May 2022

  5. Deputy Secretary-General's video message to the Africities Summit Opening Session

    ... Date:  17 May 2022 Watch the video:  ... Agenda provides insights into what a bottom-up approach to sustainable development in Africa could look like: recognizing the ... of cities; and addressing the gaps in capacities and financing countries face to achieve sustainable urbanisation. Africa is ...

    18 May 2022

  6. Deputy Secretary-General's video message to the Opening Ceremony Africa Trade & Investment Forum Africities Summit Kisumu

    ... Date:  18 May 2022 Watch the video:  ... African cities to unleash their full potential to foster sustainable development and respond with opportunities for young people and ... initiative has put forward a proposal to set up a financing facility that would improve subnational and local governments’ ...

    18 May 2022

  7. Deputy Secretary-General's video message to the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    ... Ladies and gentlemen, My sincere thanks to the Government of South Africa for hosting this landmark event. As a ... gathering more investment and support for all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that affect our progress on child labour — from ... child labour. It will urge dramatically expanded financing flows for education and all efforts under Sustainable Development ...

    18 May 2022

  8. Secretary-General's remarks to ECOSOC Segment on Operational Activities for Development 

    In a world in crisis, rescuing the Sustainable Development Goals is more important than ever. And I mean what I ... these countries and expand fiscal space, by allocating more financing in the form of grants and concessional loans.   Over the ...

    17 May 2022

  9. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to the ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment - Presentation of the Report of the Chair of the UNSDG on the Development Coordination Office [as prepared for delivery]

    ... 2022 Madam Vice-President, Excellencies, The world is moving backwards on most of the Sustainable Development Goals. ... offices played a leadership role in expanding access to SDG Financing. To date, the Joint SDG Fund funded 151 Joint Programmes covering ...

    17 May 2022

  10. Secretary-General's remarks to ECOSOC Segment on Operational Activities for Development [as delivered] 

    ... 17 May 2022 In a world in crisis, rescuing the Sustainable Development Goals is more important than ever. And I mean what ... these countries and expand fiscal space, by allocating more financing in the form of grants and concessional loans.   Over the ...

    17 May 2022