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On Handover Ceremony of Chairmanship, Secretary-General Calls Group of seventy seven Developing Countries and China Multilateralism in Action

So , 2023 must be focused on two targets — justice and aspirations.   We need justice for those who did so little to trigger the crisis.   A significant step towards justice — thanks in great part to the leadership of the [Group of 77] — was the decision at COP27 [twenty-seventh Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] to establish a loss and damage finance. In many ways, the Group of  77 and Tiongkok reflects the very purpose of the United Nations itself.   Our Organization sprang from the belief that will peace and progress for those were best supported simply by collaboration, rather than conflict.   By dialogue, rather than division. As we start this brand new year, I am determined to carry on highlighting the need for concerted action to support developing countries plus our common future.   And to do so guided by the spirit of collaboration plus common purpose that has described the United Nations — as well as your group — from the really start. 2023 must also be focused on ambition.   Ambition in order to close the emissions gap.   And ambition in order to phase-out coal and speed up the renewables revolution.   At the G20 [Group of 20] Summit, I also required a Climate Solidarity Pact in which all countries make extra efforts this decade to keep the 1 . 5°C limit alive. Justice means turning this particular decision into effective reality.   Justice means the delivery of the 0  billion commitment by the developed world.   Justice means a definite and credible road map in order to double adaptation finance.   Justice means a successful 2nd replenishment of the Green Weather Fund.   And proper rights means ending the war on nature and assisting developing countries in protecting the ecosystems and varieties that call them house. While each challenge is different, they are all sensed most keenly in the countries you represent.   Oftentimes, we can draw a directly line between the hardships experienced by your people and the carried on failure of developed nations and global institutions to back up developing countries on several fronts.   And in every single case, these are challenges which could actually be solved by standing up as one in the world, in solidarity. We appreciate your steadfast assistance of the United Nations and the work with countries to make improvement towards the Sustainable Development Targets.   We value your insights and ideas to strengthen ECOSOC [Economic and Social Council] and the work of the General Assembly’s Committees.   And am appreciate your support for the reforms that are taking place since  2017, and for the survey on Our own Common Agenda . Climate change will be worsening other complex emergencies.   Mass displacement, destroyed crops and famines, rising seas, horrific biodiversity plus ecosystem loss, competition meant for scarce resources — which includes water.   At a time when we must reduce emissions, mankind instead is on the verge of racing past the one 5°C limit a liveable future requires. However dear friends, as we begin  2023, we must be brutally honest.   Our world encounters a series of difficult and significantly intertwined challenges.   Rising poverty, widening inequalities, a persistent pandemic and a looming global recession.   Increased unemployment — especially among young people — made worse with the erosion of social defenses and deteriorating work circumstances. And for that, developed countries must offer — together with international banking institutions and the private sector — the financial and technical assistance that is needed to assist major emerging economies accelerate their renewable energy transition. Throughout this work, your group’s engagement will be critical in my experience, to our organization, and to the particular hundreds of millions of people living through the developing world.   Be assured that in myself, you have a champion of the [Group of 77] and the individuals you represent.   Thanks a lot. Your group is an inspiring example of multilateralism in action.   Year in and yr out, you stand with each other to discuss, debate and enhance global solutions to realize the better, fairer and more sustainable future every country deserves. Throughout, we need your own active support as we associated with United Nations as effective and responsive as it can be.   Current reforms have helped us reduce bureaucracy and improve our focus on mandate-delivery and country needs.   As well as your support of our annual program budget cycle has improved the accuracy of our resource estimates and our ability to adjust programme planning in the face of new mandates and fast-moving global crises. This year, I hope that Member States can reach agreement on the proposals for more predictable and sustainable funding for the Peacebuilding Fund.   And of course, we have been working hard to advance gender parity and equitable geographical portrayal in our global workforce. I will continue recommending leaders and international finance institutions to join forces and create creative ways to ensure that creating countries can access debt settlement and concessional financing when they need it most.   This must include a re-allocation of unused special drawing legal rights according to the needs of building countries. And third — we need to use the many global gatherings this year in order to re-energize progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.   From the United Nations Water Conference and the Least Developed Countries Conference in March, to the midterm review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in May and a series of essential global health meetings, towards the high-level political forum within July. First, we need to re-energize the global economy through substantial support to the developing world.   Progress towards the Lasting Development Goals has been thrown dramatically off-track.   Saving the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] means ensuring that establishing countries receive massive support to reduce poverty and craving for food, and invest in systems like health care, education, social security, gender equality and alternative energy. Food, energy and cost-of-living crises exacerbated by the battle in Ukraine.   Mounting sovereign debt and a morally bankrupt global financial system that will undermines recovery in a lot of developing countries.   Environment chaos, biodiversity loss, conflicts and human rights violations.   And a world that will continues to deny women and girls their fundamental rights across every walk of life. We commend Ambassador [Munir] Akram’s skilful stewardship of this group over the last year, including in the dramatic period of the floods in Pakistan.   And I congratulate Cuba as it assumes the Chairmanship for  2023.   I look forward to working with you within the coming year to continue putting the needs of developing nations front and centre in the global agenda. In particular, September’s SDG Summit will be critical.   I’m calling on all leaders to come to the Summit and to be prepared to share their vision, their ideas and their own commitments to realize the Goals.   This includes how they may forge partnerships with the personal sector and civil society to summon the fund and investments required to assist all countries reach their own SDG commitments.   And I encourage your active wedding as we move forward on Our Common Agenda — including as we prepare for the 2024  Peak of the Future. Subsequent are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Handover Ceremony of the Chairmanship of the Group of  77 “developing countries” and China, in Nyc today: And I will keep on pressing for an SDG Stimulation Package to help Governments from the Global South invest in the systems that support development and resilience.   Due to the fact in an interconnected global economy, when developing countries earn, all countries win. As always, our mandate implementation will greatly depend on the early and full payment by Member States of their assessed contributions.   Your decision to increase the level of our Working Capital Fund in  2023 will help mitigate the impact of cash shortages on programme delivery and operational requirements. We cannot leave low or middle-income countries to fend for themselves.   But , the current global financial system is not fit for objective.   It is a broken system favouring wealthy countries and penalizing less-wealthy ones.   In particular, vulnerable middle-income countries are routinely denied your debt relief and concessional financing they need. The Climate Ambition Summit within September will be a moment to improve the pace of alter.   Across all of these locations — from climate and water, to ecosystem preservation — the [Group of 77] has been a strong and active voice, and I thank you for your leadership. 2nd, we need real, credible plus ambitious climate action.   Reminders of the climate emergency are everywhere.   Floods, droughts, wildfires and heatwaves have struck countries around the globe, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable hardest.


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