Explanation of Vote on the Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development and of the United Nations Confe

Jason Lawrence
Adviser for Economic and Social Affairs
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York City
November 21, 2018



Mr. Chair, the United States supports the promotion and achievement of sustainable development, and we maintain that Second Committee should make meaningful contributions to global development priorities. The Agenda 21 resolution advances neither goal. We should not spend our limited time and resources on a resolution that selectively reasserts past concepts. We see no reason to continue consideration of this agenda item and have therefore decided to vote no on this resolution. Thank you.

Thank you.