Statement by Mr. Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
"Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world"
Mr. President, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
My delegation aligns itself with the statement made on behalf of the European Union. In my national capacity, allow me to underline the following.
The entire world progresses in implementing Sustainable Development Goals that are universal, integrated and indivisible. Lithuania welcomes the approach to mobilize early action on each of them. This year we discuss poverty eradication and promoting prosperity, though bearing in mind that sustainable development will be achieved only by sustaining peace and ensuring the respect to human rights.