Second Committee Statement on the Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development and of the UN…

Jason Lawrence
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, New York
November 27, 2019


Mr. Chair,

The United States supports the 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 could better spend our limited time and resources elsewhere. Therefore, even with the changes made this year, we see no reason to continue consideration of this agenda item or resolution and have therefore voted against it.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.