“Without resources, we will simply not deliver for people or planet” 

Speaking at the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General stressed: “We are not mobilizing anywhere near the financing we need, public or private.”  The Secretary-General called for all to “raise ambition for development finance, climate finance, and finance that will enable markets to grow, businesses to thrive and people to live in dignity.”

Banners of the Sustainable Development Goals at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Conor Lennon

Remarks: https://bit.ly/2lo4PI8

Secretary-General emphasizes need to support Central African Republic 

The Secretary-General attended a high-level event on the Central African Republic and stressed that while the main responsibility for a return to peace lies with the country’s own people, it is essential that all partners remain fully engaged and united for the successful implementation of the peace agreement signed earlier this year.

Remarks: https://bit.ly/2m7fGGS

Elimination of nuclear weapons: UN’s “highest disarmament priority from day one”

The Secretary-General attended an event commemorating the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and noted that these weapons “pose a unique and potentially existential threat to our planet.” He warned about “dangerous rhetoric” regarding the utility such arms, and underscored that “the only real way to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons is to eliminate nuclear weapons themselves.”

Ruins of Nagasaki as seen on 10 August 1945. UN Photo/Yosuke Yamahata

Remarks: https://bit.ly/2luLhlC

Message on the Day: https://bit.ly/2lRtZ2h

Support for UN Agency in the Middle East

The Secretary-General took part on a Ministerial Meeting in Support of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Ministerial meeting on Libya

In the evening, the Secretary-General will attend a Ministerial meeting on Libya.

Bilateral meetings with world leaders

The Secretary-General continued his bilateral meetings with world leaders. Readouts of the meetings can be found on the website of the Office of his Spokesperson.

Readouts: https://bit.ly/2moMavT

Statements and messages

On the death of Jacques Chirac, former President of France: https://bit.ly/2loKhiK

Marking the 10th Anniversary of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (video): https://bit.ly/2mUB0zn


The Secretary-General will attend the high-level event which will review the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action – or SAMOA Pathway. He will also attend the annual meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the G77 and a high-level meeting on Sudan.