Second Committee Statement on Agenda Item 19 “Sustainable tourism and sustainable development in Central America”

Jason Lawrence
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, New York
November 26, 2019


We are pleased to join consensus on this resolution. We refer you to our remarks delivered on November 21 regarding our position with respect to the 2030 Agenda, Addis Ababa Action Agenda, technology transfer, and the Paris Agreement.

We would also like to raise our concerns with the workload of this committee. I think many of us have noticed in this year, where we have resolutions – more than ever before, that our work seems more hectic and rushed. We believe we can improve our ability to consider more thoughtfully our work if we were to address the issue of periodicity and triennialize a number of resolutions. There is not enough meaningful change on many topics so as to require annual consideration.