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  1. Secretary-General's remarks to event on pandemic preparedness and response financing architecture

    ... Thank you for being part of this important discussion. The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world unprepared. It has now taken more ... crises and act early. To do this we need to get the financing right. Over half of all crises are at least somewhat predictable ...

    26 April 2021

  2. Deputy Secretary-General's video message to the Brazilian Development Forum

    ... 2021 Dear Mr. Suchodolski, Dear Members of the Brazilian Development Association, I thank you for this invitation and ... all levels, Public Development Banks play a crucial role in financing sustainable development. In recent months, this role has at last come ...

    26 April 2021

  3. Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at Sixteenth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests [as prepared for delivery]

    ... I am pleased to join you today. Forests sustain life on the planet. They perform vital functions such as providing us with clean ... ahead, I see three important areas for action. First, financing is critical. The global community must fully support countries to ...

    26 April 2021

  4. Mr. Courtenay Rattray of Jamaica - High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States 

    ... Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Courtenay Rattray of Jamaica as High Representative for the ... Group of Friends of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Financing; Children and the SDGs; as well as the Group of Friends of Decent ...

    26 April 2021

  5. Secretary-General's video message to the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum

    ... Date:  23 April 2021 Watch the video here:  ... climate change and accelerate our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, your gathering is an opportunity to strengthen ... abroad.  I see agendas converging around financing a green transition and greater resilience.   Several African ...

    23 April 2021

  6. Highlight 23 April 2021

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC, SPOKESPERSON FOR ... He said that the two region’s agendas converge around financing a green transition and greater resilience and he underscored the need ... growth and equality, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. We congratulate Achim and we are happy he will ...

    23 April 2021

  7. Highlight 22 April 2021

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ... by the Republic of Korea that it will end all external financing of coal and submit a more ambitious Nationally Determined ... force provides hope and inspiration and sets the stage for sustainable and resilient recovery. He commends Latin American and Caribbean ...

    22 April 2021

  8. Remarks to the 2021 Economic and Social Council Forum on Financing for Development 

    Financing for Development in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic means an unprecedented effort to mobilize ... and get back on track to fulfil the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Unity ...

    12 April 2021

  9. 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

  10. 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