Geneva, 21 July 2022 (TDI): A High-level thematic debate entitled “A Moment for Nature” was conducted at the UN Headquarters on July 19, 2022.

The debate was conducted on the proposal of the President of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid.

The one-day event evaluated recent decisions on the global environmental agenda and provided solutions to common obstacles.

The barriers include the gaps between commitments and actions and the need for broader mobilization. While Protection of the environment from current global risks and problems was the primary topic of discussion.

Remarks by Tajikistan

Sheralizoda Bahodur stressed the influence of climate change on the environmental situation in Central Asia, particularly Tajikistan.

He highlighted the actions taken by Tajikistan in response. He also recalled the country’s global initiatives in promoting and addressing water and climate issues.

Furthermore, he emphasized the significance of another initiative taken by Emomali Rahmon, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan. The initiative was to declare 2025 the International Year for the Preservation of Glaciers.

The President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, also delivered his statement in the thematic debate.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Collen Vixen Kelapile were also present.

Furthermore, they emphasized the significance of convening the event in combating the effects of climate change and environmental protection.

The delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan was led by the Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of Tajikistan, Sheralizoda Bahodur. He participated in the event as a panelist.

“Integrated approaches to the triple plenary crises at the national and sub-national levels”, was the title of the first segment of the event.

In the session, they discussed three major global threats: climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental pollution.