A statement delivered to the 67th General Assembly annual General Debate by the President of Ukraine. He advised to increase the efficiency of international cooperation among security and law enforcement agencies, to develop best practices of facing new challenges and threats, and to introduce reliable confidence-building measures; and considered the Rio+20 Conference as an important milestone in the development of international cooperation under UN auspices.
He welcomed the decision of the Conference to consolidate the UN Environmental Program aimed at system-based and complex management of the whole spectrum of environment-related problems, as well as the establishment of a high-level political forum on sustainable development and the creation of an intergovernmental working group that will chart post-2015 sustainable development goals. He considered counteraction to the challenge of man-caused climate change as a priority task for the whole humankind and stressed Ukraine deep commitment to the cause of creation of a more secure and protected world, recalling the Joint Declaration by Ukraine, Mexico and Chile to make special efforts to neutralize the risks of use of highly enriched uranium.
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