September 24, 2019

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Attends the Seventy-Fourth UN General Assembly

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congressional Representative of the United States to the Seventy-Fourth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, will spend the next two days in New York for a series of high-level meetings.

“From climate change to peacebuilding, the global community faces unprecedented challenges. These are complex problems that require all countries – and all people – to work together to make change. Now, more than ever before, the United States must be fully engaged in the United Nations as we work together to ensure a more just and secure world. I am committed to working in my capacity as Congressional Representative to the UN to make that a reality.

“Additionally, a critical part of that is our joint commitment for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted at the 2015 United Nations General Assembly. That agenda brought 193 nations together to recognize that ending extreme poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies to improve health and access to education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth. The United States must recommit to ending extreme poverty and protecting the planet so that all people have access to peace and prosperity.

“I am looking forward to the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) coming to the U.S. in my congressional district. The conference will bring the world to Oakland and San Francisco to collaborate with vulnerable populations around the globe as we work to finally see an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

“There is much for us to do as a global community, and I am looking forward to using my time at the United Nations General Assembly to move our global agenda forward.”