Honourable ministers, ladies and gentlemen, I will focus my remarks on lessons learned and the IHR. Managing the global regime for controlling the international spread of disease is a central an..
We live in an era of unprecedented human mobility – a period in which more people are on the move than ever before – more than 1 billion in our 7 billion world. Of these, 250 million are internati..
Introduction Secretary-General, Royal Highnesses, Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen—there is an old saying: in unity lies strength. Two months ago, in Addis Ababa, the international community ..
HUMAN AND FINANCIAL CAPITAL SUPPORT TO A FRAGILE STATE: Enabling sustainable growth of businesses Fragile and conflict affected states pose a unique set of challenges to socio- economic development..
I am among those who believe that another world is possible. This other world more humanized, more ethical, with more rules, more tolerance and openness, with more acceptance, it is possible, as long ..
Adolescents and young people between the ages of 10 and 24 now account for one quarter of the world’s population. Too many of these young people, particularly adolescents, have benefited far too l..
Our global food system is not sustainable; we need a dynamic, responsive food system to meet future challenges. A food system that prioritizes nutrition, recognizes the key roles of the public and p..
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER THE HON WARREN TRUSS G20 AUSTRALIA 2014 PUBLICATION Modern nations face a challenge when it comes to delivering nationally significant infrastructure which enhances productiv..
This an exciting time of year at the United Nations. With one session of the General Assembly drawing to a close and another due to start, there is a high level of energy and expectation. This year ..
Food security, access to clean water and access to modern energy services are three recurring themes in the debate leading to the global community agreeing on the post-2015 Sustainable Development G..
Information and communication technologies – ICTs – are now at the centre of just about everything we do, whether personally or professionally. High-speed networks serve as the core of today’s i..
I. Introduction Africa is the fastest growing mobile market in the world, and on the verge of an internet boom. More than 720 million people have access to mobile phones, and there are some 167 mi..
Global Principles Sound financial inclusion policy and effective policy implementation require top-level global commitment and national-level initiatives and ownership. The G20 has promoted financ..
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have helped to set global and national development priorities, and lift human development. As we approach the MDGs’ end date of 2015, many targets cre..
A moral necessity that speaks directly to our conscience… our sense of fairness and justice… our conviction that all people must have a fair opportunity to live full, healthy lives, no matter wher..
MFS Africa - at the forefront of financial services innovation The Republic of Mali has one of the highest birth rates in the world (women have on average 6.8 children) and the costs of childbirth ca..
In a world where 85% of all consumer transactions are still being conducted in cash and cheques, there is an opportunity to harness electronic payments and move to a ‘world beyond cash’ to promote..
Less than a month after the St. Petersburg G20 Summit, the UN General Assembly in New York will host two linked events that may garner fewer headlines, but will in some measure determine the future go..
As global gravity and political and economic power gradually shift to new places - from North to South, and West to East - we look to new organisations to voice and respond to global challenges. The ..
How developing and emerging economies are leading the globe toward smart financial inclusion policy httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-f-dltlMh0&list=UUrPqBAv5iDzM_FLVVw9n8Ag There is mounting in..
Although everyone needs a nutritious diet in order to grow and thrive, 2 billion people currently suffer from malnutrition. Trapped in a vicious spiral of deprivation, they can be helped to reach thei..
The G(irls)20 Summit convenes in advance of the G20 Leaders meeting and brings together one girl, aged 18-20 from each G20 country and one girl from the African Union. The objective of the Summit is..