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​​​​​​​Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the International Forum on Government Audit:  “How Supreme Audit Institutions May Contribute to Reach Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 — No Poverty and Zero Hunger”, in Rio de Janeiro, today:


The Commission for Social Development concluded its sixtieth session today, forwarding three texts to the Economic and Social Council, including a draft resolution focused on an inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 and the eradication of poverty and hunger to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this year’s priority theme.


The Commission for Social Development resumed its general discussion in virtual format today, with representatives of Government and civil society responding to this year’s theme — addressing food insecurity and eradicating poverty, including through the promotion of sustainable food systems — by highlighting national programmes for a resilient post-pandemic recovery and identifying structural gaps and impediments to overcome.