The Deputy Secretary-General Remarks at UN GA Side Event “Rebuilding Shattered Lives and Communities: Chibok and Yezidi Girls and Women”

NEW YORK, 18 September 2017-“I am honored to be with you today for this important event.

I thank UNFPA and the co-sponsors, Canada, Denmark, Iraq, Nigeria and the European Union, for bringing us together to focus on the urgent challenge of rebuilding shattered lives and communities.

Chibok and Yezidi girls and women have undergone horrific human rights violations at the hands of violent extremists. Continue reading

The Deputy Secretary-General Remarks at UN Global Compact CEO Roundtable

NEW YORK, 18 September, 2017- “It is good to be with you today.

It is a positive sign that so many senior business leaders have joined us for this important meeting.

There are more private sector representatives than ever before from almost every industry.

A large number of new initiatives have been announced in support of the 2030 Agenda.
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The Deputy Secretary-General Remarks at the High-level Event Financing the 2030 Agenda – The Role of the United Nations

NEW YORK, 18 September, 2017-“Secretary-General,
Vice-President Michetti
Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Good morning. I’m so pleased to be here with you today.

Financing the 2030 Agenda is fundamental to its successful implementation.
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) on Financing for Development provides a roadmap for shifting capital away from ‘business as usual’ towards investment in increased prosperity, social inclusion and environmental regeneration. Continue reading

The Secretary-General Remarks at the high-level event financing the 2030 Agenda – the role of the United Nations

NEW YORK, 18 September 2017-“Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,It is an enormous pleasure to be with you today starting our – I would say – “difficult week,” in which I will do everything possible to make sure that we take advantage of this fantastic gathering of decision makers from all over the world to really give a strong impulse also to the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Statement by the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples Decolonization on those affected by Hurricane Irma

NEW YORK,14 September 2017-The Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples wishes to convey its profound solidarity with the peoples of Caribbean countries and territories affected by Hurricane “Irma”. Continue reading

UN Secretary General Rings Peace Bell in New York

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017-The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres will today commemorate the International Day of Peace through ringing the UN peace Bell at the Peace Garden at UN Headquarters and by observing a minute of silence.

The UN’s Department of Public Information Outreach section organized the Student Observance on 15 September 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at UN Headquarters in New York.
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