Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level opening segment of the General Assembly-Economic and Social Council Thematic Event on Landlocked Developing Countries, in New York today:
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) notes with concern that exchanges of fire across the Blue Line continued throughout the weekend, with reports that people were injured on both sides of the border. This follows the reported deaths of three people there following exchanges of fire on 1 December.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the second plenary on the Funding Model for the Resident Coordinator System, in New York today:
Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s message to the event “India-United Nations Development Partnership Fund — 6 Years of Collaborative Partnership”, in New York today:
The Secretary-General launched the 2023 United Nations Environment Programme Emissions Gap report, warning that if nothing changes, in 2030 emissions will be 22 gigatons higher than the 1.5°C limit will allow and roughly the total annual emissions of the United States, China and the European Union combined.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council debate on “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Sustaining Peace through Common Development”, in New York today:
Noting that the Sustainable Development Goals are “off-track”, the Secretary-General told the Security Council today that no peace is secure without inclusive and sustainable development which leaves no one behind.
The Syrian Government has extended permission for the UN to use Bab al-Salam and Al Ra'ee crossings to deliver humanitarian from Türkiye to north-west Syria for three months, until 13 February 2024. Each month, about 2.5 million people are reached with critical assistance and protection services.
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on Africa Industrialization Day, observed on 20 November:
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its Production Gap Report, which reveals that Governments are on track to produce more than twice the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than would be needed to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C.