Explanation of Position on a Second Committee Resolution on Implementation of the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty

Maria Apud
U.S. Adviser for the Second Committee
New York, New York
November 22, 2023

AS DELIVERED

Thank you, Mr. Chair and we thank the Facilitator for their shepherding of this resolution.

The United States is committed to the eradication of poverty and is pleased to join consensus on this resolution. We take this opportunity to clarify our position on certain issues in the text.

With respect to references to illicit financial flows, the SDG Summit Political Declaration, the transfer of technology, trade, Official Development Assistance, debt, the independence of the international financial institutions, and the right to adequate food we refer you to the U.S. Statement delivered on November 9th of 2023 to the 78th General Assembly Second Committee session.

Thank you.

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