General Assembly General Assembly

Third Reading: Preparatory process of Summit for the Future

May 28 2024

 

Remarks by Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj

 

Thank you Co-Chairs,

Given the paucity of time, please consider my compliments for your work, as a given.  Six key points meantime:

 

First, under Chapter 1, we will stress that if commitments on climate action are to be affirmed, then commitments on climate finance must also be met in a similar spirit.

 

Second, we reiterate that the UNFCCC and its Paris Agreement is the foremost forum for all climate discussions, actions and commitments. We would therefore sound a word of caution against securitising the climate agenda.

 

Third, terrorism is a global threat and besides unequivocal condemnation also requires a zero tolerance approach. This needs to come out more clearly in the Pact. Meantime, we appreciate the focus on the need to conclude a comprehensive convention on international terrorism and would call on all Member States to revitalise efforts to this end.

 

Fourth, we must aim for ambitious language on Security Council reform, including on time-bound text-based negotiations to deliver concrete outcomes.

 

Fifth, cooperation between the United Nations and international partnerships such as the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure also merit consideration.

 

And finally, we would like to see a review mechanism on the implementation of the Pact for the Future, to make sure that this ambitious and action oriented document is able to deliver on its promise of turbocharging the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs.  A two-year review, w.e.f. September 2024 sounds reasonable to us, and we place this proposal for the consideration of the house.

 

Co-Facilitators,

Our constructive support going forward, is a given.

 

Thank you!