More money needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals  

On Monday, the Secretary-General spoke at the opening of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Financing for Development Forum and stressed: “we need more money to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.” He recalled that the Addis Ababa Action Agenda is the blueprint for the global partnership to finance sustainable development and underscored that “everyone, and particularly developed countries, must meet their commitments in full.” The Secretary-General also mentioned that 2019 is a “defining year” for implementing the SDGs and the Paris Agreement”, but warned that “so far, we are not keeping pace.” 


Secretary-General “horrified” by Notre Dame fire in Paris

Also on Monday, the Secretary-General tweeted in English and French he was “horrified by the pictures coming from Paris with the fire engulfing Notre Dame Cathedral”. He said his thoughts were with the people and government of France.

Senior Appointments

Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond of Chile as Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary:

Mr. Volker Türk of Austria as Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General:

Next Week

On Tuesday, the Secretary-General will attend a Security Council debate on Women, Peace and Security, focusing on addressing sexual violence in conflict. 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, as well as human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, are expected to attend.