Remarks by H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly

22 April 2022



Ladies and gentlemen

I would like to thank all participants for their inputs, insights, and contributions.

Together we have helped build upon the global efforts to safeguard biodiversity and to protect ecosystems.

The words and suggestions offered today give me cause for encouragement, and I am inspired to learn the best practices and practical suggestions from all stakeholders around the implementation of Earth-centered approaches.

As was reiterated and emphasized by all participants: we must take action immediately to raise global public awareness of the challenges to the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports.

As we move forward, we must continue to expand the ranks of stakeholders, with particular emphasis on the younger generations; and we must embrace education, technology, and science as tools to achieve our goals, to implement the 2030 agenda in the context of harmony with nature.

I thank you.