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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development


SDG 6 Reference — General Debate 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Statement by His Excellency Mr. Sooronbai Jeenbekov, President of the Kyrgyz Republic


We consider it important to use our water energy potential through the construction of hydropower plants and participation in international project "CASA-1000". This will contribute to the accumulation of water resources for the irrigation needs of our neighbors and sustainable development of the entire region. Kyrgyz Republic needs support from the international community to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change.  
Climate change is reducing glaciers and water resources in Kyrgyzstan. This will lead to a shortage of clean water, a threat to the health of the population, land degradation and economic risks. In this regard, we advocate for the implementation of projects aimed at studying the problem of melting glaciers and their protection. We also consider it extremely important to preserve mountain ecosystems in glacier formation zones. 


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*The information reflected on this page has been quoted directly from the official statement presented by this Member State at the General Debate 75th Session. The information does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations.