United Nations Secretary-General launches plan to address the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

Establishes global fund to support low- and middle-income countries NEW YORK, 31 MARCH 2020—The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is attacking societies at their core,claiming lives and people’s livelihoods. The potential longer-term effects on the global economy and those of individual countries are dire.In a new report, Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts […]

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary General on the situation in Guyana

The Secretary-General is concerned about reports of continued tensions in Guyana following the general elections held on 2 March.  The Secretary-General welcomes the High-Level Mission of Heads of Government from CARICOM countries, which visited Guyana from 11 to 12 March.  He encourages all stakeholders to continue their cooperation with CARICOM.  The Secretary-General urges all political […]

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Press Release: UN Resident Coordinator in Guyana calls for calm, patience and in full respect of human rights

UNITED NATIONS RESIDENT COORDINATOR STATEMENT 6 March, 2020 We are following with concern the latest developments in Guyana. We take note of the statements issued by international observers and Ambassadors accredited in Georgetown raising concerns regarding lack of compliance with national legal procedures and the need to resume the tabulation of results for Region 4. […]

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Press Release: Small island developing States, on the front lines of climate and economic shocks, need greater international assistance

  More durable partnerships between island nations and wealthier countries can help achieve the SAMOA Pathway   New York, 27 September—Progress toward sustainable development in small island developing States will require a major increase in urgent investment, according to world leaders who gathered at the United Nations today for the High-level Midterm Review of the […]

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Press Release – The number of international migrants reaches 272 million, continuing an upward trend in all world regions, says UN

Increase in global number of international migrants continues  to outpace growth of the world’s population  New York, 17 September–The number of international migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million since 2010. Currently, international migrants comprise 3.5 per cent of the global population, compared to 2.8 per cent in the […]

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Press Release: Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter and Actress, Ashanti, joins Leaders from Antigua and Barbuda, Norway, and the UN to help Beat Plastic Pollution.

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa   Making the United Nations relevant to all people Global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter and Actress, Ashanti, joins Leaders from Antigua and Barbuda, Norway, and the UN to help Beat Plastic Pollution. […]

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