Category Archives: Press Releases

Joint Communiqué of the Third AU-UN Annual Conference

By | 7 May 2019

On 6 May 2019, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat convened the Third African Union-United Nations Annual Conference, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The Secretary-General and the Chairperson welcomed the strong cooperation and collaboration between the two organizations, particularly in the implementation of… Read More »

Secretary-General’s remarks at press encounter with Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission

By | 7 May 2019

SG: This summit is a demonstration that the partnership between the African Union and the UN is an absolutely central, strategic partnership for the United Nations. We consider that our work, in peace and security, in human rights, in development, in relation to climate change – our work can only succeed in the world if… Read More »

UN and African Union in ‘common battle’ for development and climate change financing

By | 7 May 2019

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a “quantum leap” in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York. Mr. Guterres declared that the Organization’s work to promote peace and security, human… Read More »

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY, 3 May 2019

By | 2 May 2019

A free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights. A free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights. No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. It is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions, holding leaders accountable and speaking truth to power.… Read More »

UN Deputy Secretary-General’s remarks at Press Briefing on Launch of 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report [as prepared for delivery]

By | 5 April 2019

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report is the result of collaboration among 60 entities from the United Nations system and beyond, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.  Despite domestic public revenues in 80 developing countries rising in 2017, the… Read More »

UN Deputy Secretary-General’s remarks at ECOSOC Meeting on Cyclone Idai

By | 2 April 2019

Your Excellency, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the President of ECOSOC for convening this meeting. Nearly three weeks since Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the needs remain profound. And the risks of more floods, spread of disease and more lives lost persist.   Many… Read More »