Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (17 Sep 2021)

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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.


– Climate Change

– Climate Leaders Roundtable

– Sustainable Development Goals

– Shanghai Cooperation Organization

– Security Council

– Somalia

– Ethiopia

– Yemen

– Vaccine Donation

– Covid-19

– World Patient Safety Day

– International Equal Pay Day

– Art Instillation


This morning, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, spoke at the Major Economies Forum convened by US President Joe Biden.

Mr. Guterres told participants that “the fight against climate change will only succeed if everyone in this room comes together to promote more ambition, more cooperation and more credibility. The world demands that you, as the leading economies of the world, take immediate action to lead us towards a sustainable and resilient future.”

“There is a high risk of failure of COP26,” the Secretary-General warned, adding that everyone must assume their responsibilities and be more ambitious on finance, adaptation and mitigation.

In his remarks he also referred to the newly-released Synthesis Report by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which says we need a 45 per cent cut in emissions by 2030 to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. However, the data shows that we’re on track for an increase of 16 per cent in emissions in 2030 compared to 2010 levels. This puts us on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7 degrees Celsius of heating.

In a statement issued this morning, the Secretary-General said that before COP 26 all nations should submit more ambitious nationally determined contributions and asked developed nations once more to finally deliver on the $100 billion commitment promised over a decade ago in support to developing countries.


The Secretary-General appointed four new Sustainable Development Goals Advocates: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, STEM activist Valentina Munoz, Microsoft President Brad Smith and K-pop superstars Blackpink.

The SDG Advocates use their spheres of influence to reach new constituencies to keep the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals for people and for the planet. Together they will take on climate change, work to bridge the education digital divide and close the gap on gender equality, as well as working to promote and protect the rights of children.

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