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Climate change and pandemics affect developing countries disproportionately, PM at UNGA


Sep 22, 2020

Participating virtually in this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said, global issues like climate change and pandemics affect developing countries disproportionately. And this year’s theme to commit to multilateralism is timely and appropriate.

Lyonchhen said if the world comes together, driven by common goals and dreams, no challenges can be difficult and no task unachievable. The 75th session of the UNGA opened last week and will conclude on 29th September.

“For the kind of future we want, we have to commit to multilateralism. If we do not strategise, if we do not act together, COVID-19 and future COVIDs will turn around the human developments and achievements by decades. And for the poorer countries, it will be almost irreversible. As we talk about the future we want, our next milestone is the UN’s 100th anniversary. By then we must achieve 100 per cent literacy rate that empowers everyone with relevant skills and knowledge to help them live a meaningful life. Along with education, everyone must be a hundred per cent digitally competent to help them explore businesses and opportunities from anywhere in the world,” said Dr Lotay Tshering, the Prime Minister.

Lyonchhen will be addressing the General Debate on September 25 on the theme “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism-confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action,” according to the

Climate change and pandemics affect developing countries disproportionately, PM at UNGA

Participating virtually in this year's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said, global issues like climate change and pandemics affect developing countries disproportionately. And this year's theme to commit to multilateralism is timely and appropriate.

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