I welcome this opportunity to provide an update to these ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment.
You have before you my first report to the Council since the landmark General Assembly resolution 72/279 on the repositioning of the UN development system.
The report outlines progress not only in response to direct mandates of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review, usually designated as QCPR and General Assembly resolution, but also on all measures I am taking to ensure effective, cohesive and accountable support to the 2030 Agenda.
As we look to build and bolster multilateralism, we need strong coalitions across international and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society, academia, the media and more. The Africa Dialogue Series is an important part of this effort.
I am deeply concerned about the climate crisis, and this is a matter I am very passionate about.
Since I feel, when one looks at what happens on the ground and which is growing worse day by day, I believe we still lack the global political will to take the kind of transformational measures necessary to make these trends be reversed before it is too late.