Explanation of Position on a Resolution on Sustainable Tourism

Jesse Walter
Advisor for Economic and Social Affairs
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, New York
November 18, 2020


On behalf of the U.S. Government, I would like to extend our thanks to the facilitator for the successful shepherding of this resolution. The United States appreciated the opportunity to participate in these important discussions over the past couple of weeks.

We are pleased to join consensus on this resolution.

We refer you to our General Statement delivered on November 18, 2020 to the 75th General Assembly Second Committee session, which addresses our concerns regarding the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the New Urban Agenda, Official Development Assistance, the Paris Agreement, climate change, reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, characterizations of inclusive economic growth, trade, and technology transfer.

Thank you.