Delegation of the European Union
to the United Nations - New York

EU Statement – United Nations 2nd Committee: Towards Global Partnerships

New York, 22/11/2021 - 22:27, UNIQUE ID: 211122_14
Statements on behalf of the EU

22 November 2021, New York - General statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States delivered by Mr. Axel de La Maisonneuve, European Union Delegation, at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Second Committee on Agenda item 27 Towards Global Partnerships

Madam Chair,


I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.


The Candidate Countries Turkey, the Republic of North Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Serbia* and Albania*, as well as the Republic of Moldova and Georgia align themselves with this statement.

First, let me thank all Delegations for their constructive approach and valuable contributions to the negotiations, as well as the Facilitator for his help in guiding our discussions.


We are pleased that a consensus could be achieved.  


Madam Chair,


In the light of the current situation, we felt it was important to recognize the contributions of partnerships across the United Nations system and beyond in the context of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This specifically includes the lessons learned on using new technologies and on shortening timelines.


Madam Chair,


In order to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the private sector has a pivotal role to play. This can mean increasing productive capacity in developing countries, generating economic growth and working on a sustainable and inclusive industrialization for the benefit of present and future generations.


Therefore, we also commend adherence to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. We would like to stress the relevance of implementing

the UN Global Compact Strategy 2021-2023, including the UN Global Compact Africa Strategy 2021-2023 and the UN Global Compact SME Strategy 2021-2023. With ambitious private sector engagement, we can enhance accountability and partnerships as we all work towards a sustainable, resilient and inclusive recovery from COVID-19.


We have decided to revisit this item again in the General Assembly at its seventy-ninth session, leaving open the question whether the usual biannual periodicity should be reverted to.


I thank you.

* The Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.

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