Explanation of Position for the Second Committee Adoption of the Implementation of the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty

Thomas Carnahan
U.S. Public Delegate
New York, New York
November 18, 2021


The United States joins consensus on this resolution and would like to express our appreciation to the facilitator, Nepal, for their leadership to guide Member States in reaching consensus on this important resolution. We would like to use this opportunity to make a point regarding some of the contents in this resolution. For our concerns regarding cross-cutting issues addressed in this resolution, including the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Sendai Framework, the New Urban Agenda, and references to trade and technology transfer, we refer you to our general explanation of position delivered in the Second Committee on November 18, 2021.

As the world’s largest official development assistance provider, the United States will continue to work with the international community to address global poverty and its causes and various dimensions, including the lack of political participation and economic opportunities; social exclusion and inequality; limited access to health care, education, water, sanitation, and other basic social services; hunger and malnutrition. We emphasize the importance of transparent and accountable governance to long-term successful development as affirmed in OP 21. While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented more challenges to our collective efforts, the United States looks forward to working with the international community to build on this resolution to re-double our efforts to achieve poverty eradication. Thank you.