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Senegal

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

Statement by His Excellency Mr. Amadou Ba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Senegal

 

To deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, Senegal has launched an economic and social resilience program amounting to 1,000 billion FCFA, or 1.6 billion US dollars. Funded with the support of partners and volunteers, this Program made it possible to take care of emergency needs and sanitation facilities, assist households and the Diaspora, support the private sector, including through tax incentives and to ensure the correct supply of hydrocarbons.

If we want to avoid the apocalypse to future generations, we have no alternative than the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, in particular, the respect of developed countries to financial commitments, including the Green Climate Fund.

Equally worrying is the challenge of the erosion of biodiversity, because, as His Excellency Mr. Macky Sall noted, “the loss of biodiversity is a global emergency for which we must all feel concerned ”, as part of the same ecosystem.

 

View the full statement here: https://estatements.unmeetings.org/estatements/10.0010/20200926/zRoJPMqtsmnf/2JmYov0ysyXN_fr.pdf 

 

*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.

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