Speeches and Statements

Speeches and Statements

Speeches

"2014

Geneva, SWITZERLAND, Jun. 24, 2014 - "Mr. President. Distinguished Delegates. First allow me to thank the Associate Administrator fo...
"2014
Geneva, SWITZERLAND, Jun. 24, 2014 - "Many thanks Kim, Please allow me to present UNCDF’s 2013 results of UNCDF for its two substant...
"2014
New York, Jan. 30, 2014 - "Let me start by congratulating you Mr. President and the new members of the Executive Board on...
"2014

"2013

New York, USA, Nov. 21, 2013 - "A warm welcome to everybody. And a heartfelt thank you to Mr Bojan Belev, to be with us today....
"2013
New York, USA,, Oct. 30, 2013 - "Honourable Minister Jooma, Excellencies, Founders and Members of the Better Than Cash Alliance...
"2013
United Nations, New York, Jun. 13, 2013 - "Marc Bichler, UNCDF Executive Secretary Statement to the Annual Meeting of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOP...
"2013
Istanbul, TURKEY, May. 09, 2013 - "It is an honor and pleasure for UNCDF to be here and to be actively involved in the work of th...
"2013
NEW YORK, Feb. 01, 2013 - "Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a true pleasure to address...
"2013

"2012

New York, Dec. 12, 2012 - "A warm welcome to everybody. On November 1st, I have taken up the job of Executive Secretary...
"2012
Dakar, SENEGAL, Dec. 04, 2012 - "Sommet Africités VI - Dakar
"2012
New York, Sep. 24, 2012 - "Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, Honorable Minister, Excellencies, Disti...
"2012
Geneva, Jun. 28, 2012 - "Thank you Mr. President. Thank you Mrs. Associate Administrator for your introductory remarks....
"2012
Rio de Janeiro, Jun. 20, 2012 - "Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the event on Financing Access to Clean Energy for the Poor...
"2012
Paris, Feb. 29, 2012 - "Thank you Mr. Chairman. This session focuses on a topic of critical importance to development...
"2012
Johannesburg, South Africa, Feb. 17, 2012 - "Thank you Mary. Et bonjour tout le monde. I have heard from colleagues and other participants...
"2012
New York, Feb. 02, 2012 - "Distinguished delegates, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. Allow me to begin, as has my collea...
"2012

"2011

Busan, Nov. 29, 2011 - "Thank you very much and good afternoon to everyone. As the chair just mentioned, I am the head...
"2011
OTTAWA, Nov. 04, 2011 - "It is a great pleasure to be with all of you today for the launch of the 2011 Human Developmen...
"2011
LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 18, 2011 - "Thank you very much and good morning everyone. We've had a very interesting discussion on...
"2011
OTTAWA, Oct. 04, 2011 - "My name is David Morrison. I'm the head of the UN Capital Development Fund, which is the...
"2011
CANBERRA, Sep. 15, 2011 - "Thank you Richard. And thank you very much for this opportunity to meet with all of you. This...
"2011
VUNIDAWA, Sep. 09, 2011 - "Bula Vinaka to the people of Vunidawa (Voon in dah wah). I have only been in beautiful Fiji fo...
"2011
Visit of UN Capital Development Fund’s Executive Secretary to Solomon Islands
Sep. 07, 2011 - "The Executive Secretary of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Mr. David Morrison, will b...
"2011
Visit of UN Capital Development Fund’s Executive Secretary to Fiji
Sep. 05, 2011 - "The Executive Secretary of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Mr. David Morrison, will b...
"2011
Lecture on the Private Sector, Microfinance and the role of the UN at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
New York, Jul. 31, 2011 - "Let me begin by saying how pleased I am at the implicit recognition by this group of the impor...
"2011
New York, Jun. 16, 2011 - "Distinguished delegates, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. Allow me to begin by thanking Rebec...
"2011
UNCDF signs a Partnership Framework Agreement with the Government of Luxembourg
Jun. 15, 2011 - "Aim is to foster harmonization among United Nations agencies and increase predictability of ai...
"2011
UNCDF Executive Secretary takes part in a side event on Branchless banking at the LDC IV
May. 11, 2011 - " Branchless Banking through Mobile Phone Technology Offers Potential to Accelerate Progress to...
"2011
UNCDF Executive Secretary facilitates a side event on Women's empowerment at the LDC IV
May. 10, 2011 - "UNCDF Makes Case for Access to Financial Services as Key Factor to Women’s Economic Empowermen...
"2011
Cardiff, Mar. 17, 2011 - "Excellencies, Honorable Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. Let me begin by saying how pleased we...
"2011
New York, Feb. 02, 2011 - "Distinguished delegates, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen; Allow me to begin by joining the pr...
"2011
Copenhagen, Jan. 31, 2011 - "The recent Danish documentary “Trapped in micro-debt” challenges the assumption that microcred...
"2011
VIENNA, Jan. 12, 2011 - "As the Chair has just indicated, my role this morning is to try to help set the scene for our...
"2011

"2010

Brussels, Dec. 06, 2010 - "Let me begin by welcoming everyone this morning. My name is David Morrison and I am the head o...
"2010
Copenhagen, Dec. 03, 2010 - "Thank you Esbern for that warm introduction, and good morning to everyone. It is a real pleasu...
"2010
LUXEMBOURG, Nov. 30, 2010 - "It is a great honor for me to participate in this Opening Plenary Session of European Microfin...
"2010
Mexico City, Nov. 19, 2010 - "Honorable Mayors, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honor for me as a representativ...
"2010
OTTAWA, Nov. 04, 2010 - "Mesdames et messieurs. C’est avec un grand plaisir que je suis avec vous ce matin pour présent...
"2010
KAMPALA, Oct. 06, 2010 - "Honorable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. We have now come to the very end of t...
"2010
KAMPALA, Oct. 04, 2010 - "Your Excellency the Rt Honorable Prime Minister of the Republic of Tanzania, Honorable Ministe...
"2010
New York, Sep. 22, 2010 - "We are now going to continue with the programme. In the first half of this session Secretary C...
"2010
NEW YORK, Sep. 20, 2010 - "Thank you Inga. And welcome to all of you here today. I represent the UN Capital Development F...
"2010
UNCDF Keen To Help strengthen Local Governments in Bangladesh
Sep. 16, 2010 - "The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is keen to assist Bangladesh in further st...
"2010
Visit of the Head of United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) to Bhutan
Sep. 10, 2010 - "UNCDF’s Executive Secretary, Mr. David Morrison, will be paying a visit to Bhutan from 12th to...
"2010
SINGAPORE, Sep. 09, 2010 - "Thank you very much and good afternoon to everyone. Let me begin by thanking the Singapore...
"2010
Accra, Jul. 15, 2010 - "A warm good afternoon to everyone! The case for transformational development in Africa was mad...
"2010
Geneva, Jun. 30, 2010 - "Notes for Annual Meeting of Board
"2010
Serengema, United Republic of Tanzania, May. 03, 2010 - "Honourable District commissioner, Honourable Chairman of the councils, Government officials’,...
"2010
MARRAKESH MOROCCO, Mar. 18, 2010 - "Thank you very much and good afternoon to everyone. We are obviously off to a very good start...
"2010
New York, Jan. 10, 2010 - "Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. Allow me to begin as others have...
"2010

"2009

Paris, Dec. 02, 2009 - "Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. Let me begin by thanking you for the kind invitation to ad...
"2009
Seoul, Nov. 04, 2009 - "Mr Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honor for m...
"2009
Ottawa, Oct. 05, 2009 - "Thank you, Kate. Good morning everyone. It is a great pleasure to be with you all today for th...
"2009
New York, Sep. 10, 2009 - "Mr, President Distinguished Delegates Ladies and Gentlemen, My task this afternoon is to brief...
"2009
UNCDF Executive Secretary reaffirms commitment to support local governance and microfinance in his visit to Timor-Leste
Aug. 18, 2009 - "Mr. David Morrison, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)...
"2009
UNCDF Executive Secretary sees progress on Poverty Reduction during his visit to Rwanda
Jul. 01, 2009 - "One year ago, Executive Secretary David Morrison, took the lead of the United Nations Capital...
"2009
New York, May. 29, 2009 - "Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. Let me start by thanking Helen f...
"2009
GRAND BAHAMA, May. 12, 2009 - "I think it is fitting that we have spent most of this morning discussing financing and capacit...
"2009
Grand Bahama, May. 04, 2009 - "UNCDF Executive Secretary is interviewed by the Local Government Channel at the CLGF in Grand...
"2009
NEW YORK, Apr. 22, 2009 - "Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Good morning to everyone. As one of Olav’s Kjorven’ key po...
"2009
PARIS (France), Mar. 30, 2009 - "Let me first say that I am very pleased to have the opportunity to address you today, and to b...
"2009
Entretien avec David Morrison en mission au Mali
Mar. 17, 2009 - "Le Secrétaire Exécutif du Fonds d’équipement des Nations Unies (FENU), M. David Morrison, étai...
"2009
Visit by the Executive Secretary to Burkina Faso
Feb. 17, 2009 - "Le projet d’Appui aux Communes Rurales et aux initiatives Intercommunautaires a été récemment...
"2009
New York, Jan. 22, 2009 - "Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. While I still feel a bit of a ne...
"2009