Development

18 July 2019, Security Council

Remarks at Security Council Briefing on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Strengthening Partnerships for Successful Nationally-owned Transitions

United Nations special political missions and peacekeeping operations are some of our most effective tools to promote and maintain international peace and security. But they are temporary. We are strengthening our focus on moments of transition, when our missions are reconfigured or leave a country.  
 

08 July 2019, UN Headquarters

Remarks to the Economic and Social Council Integration Segment on the Annual Overview Report of the UN Chief Executives Board

I am very grateful for the opportunity, as Chairman of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), to introduce the CEB Annual Overview Report and to update you on recent inter-agency cooperation. 

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23 June 2019, Lisbon

Closing remarks at the World Conference for Ministers Responsible for Youth and the Youth Forum “Lisboa+21”

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10 June 2019, General Assembly

Remarks to Informal Meeting of the General Assembly on the Independent High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

Technology is accelerating, and we, the multilateral system of the digital age, are unprepared and need to catch up.