Explanation of Vote on a Resolution on Agenda 21

Jesse Walter
Advisor for Economic and Social Affairs
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, New York
November 24, 2020


Mr. Chair,

The United States supports the achievement of sustainable development and recognizes the role that sustainable consumption and production practices can play in it. However, we do not believe that changes made to this resolution advance Second Committee revitalization enough to warrant not voting against this resolution this year.

Regarding references to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, we addressed our concerns in our General Statement delivered on November 18.