Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the annual ministerial meeting of Foreign Ministers of landlocked developing countries on the theme “Accelerating implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and building momentum towards the third United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries”, today:
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the high-level luncheon of the Doha Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, in New York today:
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the annual ministerial meeting of the least-developed countries, in New York today:
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the high-level launch of the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development’s (NEPAD) “Energize Africa”, today:
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ opening remarks to the Transforming Education Summit, in New York today:
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ivana Živković of Croatia as Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The World Food Programme’s first humanitarian shipment of grain from Ukraine, delivered under the Black Sea Grain Initiative, has arrived in Ethiopia and will be distributed in the coming weeks. The shipment will support one month of assistance to over 1.5 million people who have been displaced by drought and conflict.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Arnhild Spence of Norway as the United Nations Development Coordinator in Kosovo. She took up her post on 5 September.
The United Nations is stepping up its response to severe rains and flooding across Pakistan which have reportedly killed over 1,000 people, including hundreds of children. The situation is expected to worsen with more ongoing rainfall.
In Chad, catastrophic flooding in 11 of the country’s 23 provinces has killed 22 people, as of 16 August, and caused extensive damage to homes, infrastructure, agricultural lands and livestock, impacting 340,000 people. The United Nations and aid partners are supporting Government-led efforts to provide lifesaving aid.