New York, 19 September 2022 (TDI): Csaba Korosi, the President of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), met with Santiago Irazabal, the President of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference.
Highlighting the importance of science, Csaba Korosi reiterated the motto of the UNGA 2022, “Solutions through solidarity, sustainability, and science”.
In his meeting today with the President of the UNESCO General Conference, Csaba Korosi said, “In our pursuit for an enhanced role of science in our decision-making, I count on UNESCO as a key partner.”
Further, he also highlighted the importance of UNESCO in holding up the pillar of science.
Had a good meeting with Amb. Santiago Irazabal Mourão, President, @UNESCO General Conference.
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Solutions through Solidarity, Sustainability, and Science
In his recent interview on the 16th of September 2022, Csaba Korosi stressed on the developmental role of science.
He added that it is time to choose science as a partner in showing us the options to deal with challenges. The world also applauded him for the innovation in the motto of this year’s UNGA session.
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In his interview, Csaba Korosi also said, “we will be working with the UN agencies who are involved in science.” He further added, “It is time for not only more action but more transformative action.”
The President of UNGA 2022 said that the world is facing increasing challenges from pandemics to climate change. To counter such challenges, the world requires solid evidence, and science provides those evidence.
In addition, he stated, “We should invite science as a ‘supporter’, but ultimate political decision-making remains with the Member States.”
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UNESCO promotes and uses science, technology, and innovation to manage the environment sustainably. It utilizes scientific knowledge and technology to manage the oceans, freshwater reservoirs, earth’s natural resources, ecosystem, and biodiversity.
The world is going through an environmental crisis, global warming, floods, droughts, food insecurity, and an increasing death toll. UNESCO has been collaborating with other agencies to counter these issues.
Not only UNESCO but other UN agencies are also working to implement sustainable solutions to the world’s problems.