Migiro urges greater role for emerging economies in global governance

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today called for the wider inclusion of emerging economies in global governance mechanisms, noting that powerful decision-making bodies do not sufficiently reflect the growing impact of developing and new markets on the world economy.

Migiro urges inclusive development and good governance in Arab countries

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today urged countries in the Arab region to steer their economies towards sustainable development that leads to the creation of more jobs for youth, while ensuring that the transition is anchored in good governance and respect of human rights.

Migiro underlines effectiveness of UN ‘delivering as one’ initiative

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed that the United Nations “delivering as one” initiative had enabled the Organization and its agencies to strengthen the collective capacity to support countries’ efforts to overcome poverty, hunger, inequity and achieve other development priorities.

Deputy UN chief to attend anniversary celebration of Kuwait’s liberation from Iraq

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will travel tomorrow to Kuwait to represent United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon at ceremonies to mark the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait on Saturday.

UN regional commissions key to steering sustainable development, says Migiro

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed that sustainable development is key to United Nations efforts to reduce poverty and raise people’s living standards, and underlined the importance of the Organization’s regional commissions in formulating coherent development policies.

Deputy UN chief arrives in Zambia for Great Lakes summit

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro arrives in Lusaka, Zambia, today to attend a special summit to be held later this week on combating the illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Great Lakes region.

Africa launches Women’s Decade with keynote address from deputy UN chief

The African Union (AU) today launched the African Women’s Decade, with a top United Nations official calling on the continent’s leaders to seize the opportunity to eliminate a raft of ills, from exclusion from land tenure, credit and inheritance to violence and genital mutilation.

Deputy UN chief to give keynote address at African Union forum on women

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will give a keynote address on Friday in Nairobi, Kenya, at the African Union (AU) forum on the ‘Launch of the African Women’s Decade,’ which seeks to accelerate implementation of agreed global and regional commitments.

Women’s empowerment vital for economic development and peace, Migiro says

Sustainable development, economic growth, and peace and security cannot be achieved without gender equality, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today, citing evidence of the beneficial impact of women’s empowerment.

Senior UN officials take part as African economic forum opens

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro is in Tanzania to take part in the latest World Economic Forum on Africa, which got under way today in Dar es Salaam with a dozen heads of State and government from across the continent participating.