Counselor for Economic and Social Affairs
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, New York
September 14, 2020
Thank you, Mr. President.
Regarding the current resolution, the United States applauds the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia for its response to the Secretary General’s call to become more nimble, efficient, and effective as an organization. Furthermore, we welcome ESCWA’s prioritization of tasks and corresponding cost offsets to ensure a cost-neutral 2021 program of work. Moving forward, we request prompt and clear statements regarding program budget implications and changes to them.