Statement by Mr. Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
"Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world"
Mr. President, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
My delegation aligns itself with the statement made on behalf of the European Union. In my national capacity, allow me to underline the following.
The entire world progresses in implementing Sustainable Development Goals that are universal, integrated and indivisible. Lithuania welcomes the approach to mobilize early action on each of them. This year we discuss poverty eradication and promoting prosperity, though bearing in mind that sustainable development will be achieved only by sustaining peace and ensuring the respect to human rights.
I have the honour to introduce today draft resolution A/C.2/71/L.21 entitled "Cooperative measures to assess and increase awareness of environmental effects related to waste originating from chemical munitions dumped at sea", which has been sponsored by all Member States of the European Union, Monaco and San Marino.
This resolution is a follow-up to the Resolution 68/208 adopted in this Committee by consensus on 20 December 2013 and subsequently, by the General Assembly.
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen,
This year’s General Debate aims to give a universal push to the Sustainable Development Agenda.
However all of today’s greatest challenges – from climate change to fighting terrorism or ending the world’s deadliest conflicts – can only be resolved with full participation of both genders and especially women.
Thursday, September 22, New York – President Dalia Grybauskaitė delivered a speech at the 71st United Nations General Assembly, which focuses on boosting sustainable global development. The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals came into effect this year. They are aimed at ending poverty and hunger, ensuring quality education and health care, achieving gender equality, delivering growth and tackling climate change by 2030.