Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the opening of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Digital Day, in New York today:
In Pakistan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that, one year after the historic floods that devastated the country, millions of children continue to need humanitarian assistance and access to essential services.
The United Nations team in the Federated States of Micronesia has launched a new joint programme, financed by a $3.8 million grant from the UN Joint SDG Fund, to help small island developing States in the Pacific pool resources, expertise and networks, spur economic activities and strengthen climate change resilience.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Sandra Macharia of Kenya as Director of the United Nations Information Service in Nairobi, covering Kenya, the Seychelles and Uganda.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Carmen Morales of Guatemala as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Mexico City.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Marguerite El Helou of Lebanon as Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Cairo. She assumed her new duties on 1 June 2023.
In Sudan, at least 100 trucks of humanitarian assistance reached their destinations in several states, including the capital, Khartoum. They carried 2,600 tons of supplies, including nutrition, water, sanitation and health items for up to 2 million men, women and children.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Darrin Farrant of Australia as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi. He assumed his new duties on 27 May 2023.
In Myanmar, 5.4 million people are expected to have been in the path of Cyclone Mocha – one of the strongest to ever hit the country – in Rakhine and in the north-west. Given the high risk of waterborne and communicable diseases, humanitarian agencies will need access to people impacted by the cyclone, as well as expedited travel authorizations and customs clearances for supplies.
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, observed on 17 May: