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  1. Secretary-General's Remarks to the 2021 Economic and Social Council Forum on Financing for Development [as delivered]

    ... York Date:  12 April 2021 Financing for Development in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic means an unprecedented effort to mobilize ...

    12 April 2021

  2. Remarks to Meeting with Leading Mayors Supported by C40 Cities: “Advancing a Carbon-Neutral, Resilient Recovery for Cities and Nations”

    ... Lisbon, and throughout my political career, I was active on the municipal council in the city of Fundão, which I led for a few years. ... requirements. So, I will advocate for your access to financing mechanisms, to address the fiscal gaps you face and provide funding ...

    16 April 2021

  3. UN Secretary-General's remarks to Meeting with Leading Mayors Supported by C40 Cities: “Advancing a Carbon-Neutral, Resilient Recovery for Cities and Nations” [final text]

    ... Lisbon, and throughout my political career, I was active on the municipal council in the city of Fundão, which I led for a few years. ... requirements. So, I will advocate for your access to financing mechanisms, to address the fiscal gaps you face and provide funding ...

    16 April 2021

  4. Highlight 12 April 2021

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC, SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ... MONDAY, 12 APRIL 2021 SECRETARY-GENERAL/FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT This morning, the Secretary-General spoke in ... based on solidarity; and, lastly, to relaunch economies in a sustainable and equitable manner, consistent with the Sustainable Development ...

    12 April 2021

  5. Highlight 09 April 2021

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY FARHAN HAQ, DEPUTY SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ... consolidate democratic gains and social cohesion.   FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT The Secretary-General welcomes the steps ... crisis amidst the current pandemic emergency would put the Sustainable Development Goals out of reach. This week’s discussions on the ...

    09 April 2021

  6. Highlight 06 April 2021

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ... countries to align their COVID-19 recovery packages with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. Lastly, he reiterated ... access to quality education was already profoundly unequal. Financing gaps were immense and learning was not equipping young people with ...

    06 April 2021

  7. Opening remarks at joint press conference on High-Level Event on Debt and Liquidity with Prime Ministers Andrew Holness (Jamaica) and Justin Trudeau (Canada)

    Thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen of the press - good morning, good afternoon or good evening.  Today’s ... and preventable. Many developing countries face financing constraints that mean they cannot invest in recovery and ... liquidity, to respond to the pandemic, and to invest in a sustainable and inclusive recovery. Today, we are united in calling for ...

    01 April 2021

  8. Opening remarks to High-Level Event on Debt and Liquidity 

    ... Ladies and gentlemen, We are at a turning point in the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has cost over 2.7 million lives. More ... cannot invest in recovery and resilience, because of financing constraints. The least developed countries have spent 580 times less ...

    01 April 2021

  9. Opening remarks at meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

    ... Mr. Secretary, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, I welcome the many initiatives the new United States administration has already taken to ... he was very keen on working very strongly on adaptation and financing.  I also believe that both the UN and the US recognize the ...

    01 April 2021

  10. Remarks at virtual meeting with the African Group 

    Your Excellency Ammo Aziza Baroud, Chairperson of the African Group, Excellencies, Let me begin by extending my deepest ... VII of the Charter, and receive predictable and sustained financing, including through the use of assessed contributions. Various ...

    01 April 2021