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Amid Effects of Climate Change, High Debt, Least Developed, Landlocked, Small Island Countries Struggle to Meet 2030 Agenda, Speakers Warn Political Forum

‘Stop the Problem,’ Palau’s President Urges, Pointing to Warming Oceans, Slow Progress on Halting Global Temperature RiseFrom climate change to burdensome debt, the challenges of small island developing States, least developed countries and landlocked …

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High-Level Meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

As prepared for delivery.
OpeningExcellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to extend a particularly warm welcome to our distinguished speakers:•    Mr. German Garavano, Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina, and c…

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Amid Rising Hatred, Divisions, Deputy Secretary-General Recalls Kofi Annan’s Commitment to Defending Humanity, in Remarks at Public Tribute Event

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the UNA-UK Public Event on “Our Shared Humanity”:  Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Kofi Annan, at Central Hall Westminster, London, today:Lord [Mar…

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World ‘Not Keeping Pace’ in Implementing Sustainable Development Goals, Secretary-General Stresses, as Development Financing Forum Begins

Citing a fragile world economy and unravelling multilateral alignments, delegates at the Economic and Social Council’s 2019 forum on financing for development follow-up today also spotlighted a crucial window of opportunity to render the global fi…

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Young People Need ‘Seat at the Table’ as Agents of Change to Help Build Better, More Inclusive World, Speakers Stress as Annual Youth Forum Concludes

Young people must “have a seat at the table”, youth delegates and high‑level Government officials told the Economic and Social Council today as it concluded its eighth annual Youth Forum.Focusing on the theme “Empowered, Included and Equal”, the Y…