We thank Mrs. Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, for her presentation updating us on the financial situation of the Organization. We also thank the Division on Contributions for its continued support to Member States.
My delegation associates itself with the statement delivered by the Republic of Guinea on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.
I wish to thank Ms. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, for her presence at this important meeting of the Committee on Decolonization, and through her, the Secretary-General for his unequivocal support for the decolonization process and the work of this Committee.
At the outset, I would like to reiterate our appreciation to UN-Women for the efforts throughout these challenging times. UN-Women has been a strong voice for addressing the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 on the life of women and girls around the world, and the integration of a gender perspective in the response to and recovery from the pandemic.
Esteemed Mr. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator,
Distinguished members of the Executive Board and other delegations,
We thank Administrator Steiner for his substantive and comprehensive statement and the members of the Bureau and the Secretariat for the preparations and documentation submitted for this session.