General Statement for The Girl Child Resolution

Sofija Korac
Advisor for Economic and Social Affairs
New York, New York
November 15, 2021


The United States would like to thank Zambia and Malawi for co-facilitating this text on behalf of the South African Development Community. We are proud to co-sponsor this important text this year.

We are also pleased to see stronger language this year on strengthening of health systems, references to sexual and reproductive health-care services, and girls living with HIV/AIDS.

With regard to this resolution’s references to international human rights law, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child and economic, social and cultural rights, as well as to education, we refer you to the U.S. general statement delivered November [5], and the unabridged version of our statement, which will be posted on the U.S. Mission’s website on the final day of this session.