A New Social Contract For A New Era

SG Speech: A New Social Contract for a New Era, 18 July

On Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. In his speech “Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era”, the Secretary-General will take aim at the various layers of inequality that are being exposed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-07-15T17:12:39-04:0015 Jul 2020|A New Social Contract For A New Era, Featured, News|

‘New dynamic’ needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide 

The dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, have laid bare “weaknesses in our systems and societies”, a top official told the UN’s key international forum on sustainable development which began on Tuesday, warning that “a new dynamic” is needed to overcome the negative shocks. 

2020-07-14T10:49:09-04:0007 Jul 2020|A New Social Contract For A New Era, News|

A sustainable future for all depends on ‘resolve to act together in solidarity’

The United Nations vision for a sustainable future for all “will depend on our policy choices today, and our resolve to act together in solidarity”, a senior UN official told delegates on Monday at a meeting to discuss post-pandemic recovery.

2020-07-14T10:50:47-04:0006 Jul 2020|A New Social Contract For A New Era, News|

‘Stay the course together to emerge stronger’ from COVID-19 crisis: UN chief’s message to major sustainability forum

As a major United Nations forum prepares to assess progress towards a fairer future for people and the planet, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that each of the Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-07-14T10:51:41-04:0005 Jul 2020|A New Social Contract For A New Era, Featured, News|

Impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable: UN chief

Addressing poverty eradication on Tuesday in front of the General Assembly, UN chief António Guterres warned that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are falling “disproportionately on the most vulnerable: people living in poverty, the working poor, women and children, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups”.

2020-07-14T10:52:21-04:0030 Jun 2020|A New Social Contract For A New Era, Featured, News|
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