UN Deputy Secretary-General

‘Women Rise for All’ to shape leadership in pandemic response and recovery

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has generated an unprecedented global health, humanitarian and development crisis, it has also revealed the power of women’s leadership, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General.

News in Brief 8 September 2017 (PM)

SDGs are “taking hold” across the world: UN Deputy chief

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“Bold new course” needed on urbanization: UN deputy chief

A “bold new course” is needed across the UN system to address the challenges of urbanization in the 21st Century, the UN deputy chief said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 10 August 2017 (AM)

"Advancing peace” by advancing empowerment of women: Deputy UN chief

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“Moment of hope” for reconciliation and development in CAR

A “moment now of hope” has arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) which could represent a new era of reconciliation and development.

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Peacebuilding valuable in avoiding cycles of violence and suffering

A US$100 million fund that supports countries emerging from war or political crises is facing a “serious” shortfall, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Thursday.

The Peacebuilding Fund has helped a number of African countries recover from conflict and instability.

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"Honour" peace agreements in Mali

The Malian government and military opposition movements must both deliver on their promises to forge ahead with a peace deal, the Deputy Secretary General said at a UN meeting on Thursday.

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