Explanation of Position on a Second Committee Resolution on Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development

Jason Lawrence
U.S. Adviser for the Second Committee
New York, New York
November 20, 2023


Thank you, Mr. Chair. We thank the facilitator for their shepherding of this resolution.

The United States, however, views that this resolution does not adequately capture all of the carefully negotiated and balanced language in the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health of 2001; it instead presents an unbalanced and incomplete picture of that language.

We further refer you to our General Statement posted online for a full explanation of our position on trade and technology transfer language in UNGA resolutions.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.