Second Committee Statement on Agenda Item 20 (d) “Development cooperation with middle-income countries”

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


Thank you, Mr. Chair.

The United States would like to thank the facilitator for their leadership on this resolution.  We are pleased to join consensus on it.

We refer you to our remarks delivered on November 21 regarding our position with respect to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Sendai Framework, the Paris Agreement and references to climate change, the New Urban Agenda, references to trade, the characterization of trade and technology transfer, the term inclusive growth, and references to Official Development Assistance.

We would also like to reiterate our position that it is inappropriate for UN bodies to weigh in on multilateral development bank policies and procedures.

Thank you.