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Secretary-General’s Remarks at G20 Summit Session on Inclusive and Interconnected Development

5 September, 2016

Excellencies,

Last year, many of you were in New York to celebrate the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a universal, integrated and transformative plan of action for peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet.

To achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we need change in our economies, in our societies, and in our relationship with the environment.

We need balanced, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

As we increase our economic activity through innovation and structural reform, we must dramatically reduce our environmental footprint.

We must address the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable first, and make sure we leave no one behind.

Secretary-General’s Press Conference at G20 Summit in China

4 September 2016

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the media,

I am very pleased to participate in this G20 Summit meeting in Hangzhou and this morning, I would like to share some thoughts of mine, and the United Nations concerns, which may be your concerns, international concerns.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Paris Agreement Ratification Ceremony. From Paris to Hangzhou Ð Climate Response in Action. H.E. Mr. XI Jinping, President of the PeopleÕs Republic of China and H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America present the instrument for the Paris Agreement to the Secretary-General.

This is my eleventh G20 Summit as Secretary-General of the United Nations. As you may know, this is one of the few last months for me as Secretary-General of the United Nations. My mandate ends 31 December, so this is will be my last G20 Summit meeting.

Ladies and gentlemen, first of all, I would like to begin by congratulating President Xi Jinping and Chinese people and Government for successfully hosting and wonderfully organizing this G20 Summit meeting and I welcome the Summit’s focus on the Sustainable Development Goals – our new framework to advance peace and prosperity for all of us and for a healthy planet.

I continue to urge all countries to align their national policies, socio-economic policies, programmes and investment behind these Sustainable Development Goals.

Press conference by Australia’s Security Council President on work programme for September

Gary Quinlan (facing camera, left), Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of September, briefs journalists on the Council’s programme of work for the month. 04 September 2013 United Nations, New YorkSeptember would see the Security Council hold a high-level debate on small arms and their role in fostering conflict, Gary Quinlan, Permanent Representative of Australia, said at Headquarters today as he assumed that organ’s rotating presidency for the month. He said the role of small arms in conflict had long been debated in the Council Continue reading

ILO calls for additional job creation policies in G20 countries

G20 in Russia logo With structural unemployment still above pre-crisis levels in G20 countries, the ILO has called for broader and more inclusive job creation policies to achieve the G20’s shared goal of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. “I am convinced that more can be done. Experience suggests that high employment levels and Continue reading