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  1. Deputy Secretary-General's video message at Roundtable on Access to Finance for a Resilient post-COVID19 Recovery

    ... and Gentlemen, I welcome this opportunity to focus on the needs of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) — who have been ... development finance and debt architecture to allow sustainable and inclusive development.   To attend to large financing needs caused by external shocks, SIDS have had, for so long, to ...

    18 October 2021

  2. Deputy Secretary-General's video message at the 13th Atlanta Business and Human Rights Conference

    ... Forum. Today, we are all navigating unfamiliar waters. The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, economic uncertainty, rising ... the Sustainable Development Goals, to promote sustainable financing and technology transfer for development, to invest in green and blue ...

    18 October 2021

  3. Secretary-General's remarks to the Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference [as delivered]

    ... Date:  14 October 2021 Welcome to the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference. I express ... that the target of $100 billion US dollars in climate financing from the developed to the developing world is an under-estimate – ...

    14 October 2021

  4. Remarks to the Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference 

    Welcome to the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference. I express my profound gratitude to ... that the target of $100 billion US dollars in climate financing from the developed to the developing world is an under-estimate – ...

    14 October 2021

  5. Secretary-General's remarks to the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly [as delivered]

    ... and Gentlemen, I welcome this opportunity to introduce the proposed programme budget for 2022. The context for this presentation ... structural inequalities; and massive shortcomings in financing and global solidarity. But times of crisis can also bring out the ...

    13 October 2021

  6. Secretary-General's remarks to International Monetary Fund Event, "COVID-19 and Fragile States: Promoting Resilient Recovery for the Most Vulnerable Communities" [as delivered]

    ... Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, My thanks to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank for convening today’s ... and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We need financing instruments that are tailored to the unique policy space of fragile ...

    11 October 2021

  7. Remarks to High-Level Meeting on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond: Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication

    ... [Bilingual, as delivered] Almost two years into the COVID-19 crisis, a huge divergence in the recovery is undermining global ... to build trust and transparency.   Our initiative on Financing for Development, convened jointly with the governments of Canada and ...

    28 September 2021

  8. Opening remarks at UNCTAD15 joint press conference with Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados and Rebeca Grynspan of UNCTAD

    Dear members of the press, thank you very much for your presence.      I want to first ... for the last 55 years.     A strong supporter of the Sustainable Development Goals — including through its participation in the ... and multilateral development banks to develop innovative financing tools, and help lower risk and draw capital to   bankable, ...

    05 October 2021

  9. Remarks at the UNCTAD 15 opening ceremony

    ... warmly welcoming us and in particular, I will never forget, the wonderful day that Prime Minister Mottley gave me yesterday, showing me the ... the public and private sectors to develop innovative financing tools to accelerate the return of private investment to pre-pandemic ...

    04 October 2021

  10. Secretary-General's remarks at the UNCTAD 15 Opening Ceremony [bilingual as delivered, scroll down for all-English]

    ... warmly welcoming us and in particular, I will never forget, the wonderful day that Prime Minister Mottley gave me yesterday, showing me the ... the public and private sectors to develop innovative financing tools to accelerate the return of private investment to pre-pandemic ...

    04 October 2021