“There are less than six weeks left before COP26 and nine years before 2030. For Africa, the year 2030 will be marked by a 15% decline in agricultural production in GDP and a sharp increase in the risk of coastal floods. And in the island countries, ”Mr. Tilombo said.
He noted that to tackle the negative effects of climate change, the African continent would need 30 30 billion a year to adapt. This amount should be raised to about বিল 50 billion by 2040.
“Africa does not need charity,” he said, “but we need constructive win-win partnerships to make better use of its combined national resources and improve the lives of its people.”
Shilombo was speaking at the opening of the General Assembly High-Level Week at the UN Headquarters. After being practically held last year due to the coronavirus epidemic, this year’s gathering will feature “hybrid” activities that will include leaders in person with virtual participants.
Debt and financial assistance
Speaking about the Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic, he said that “Africa has not folded its arms and does not want to lose power” but stressed the problems that countries are facing.
He welcomed economic financing initiatives, particularly the suspension of the G20’s debt service and the general framework for debt restructuring, and the allocation of 6 650 billion from the International Monetary Fund to Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) (IMF).
For him, the 33 33 billion allocated to Africa is “insufficient in terms of the magnitude of the economic stimulus needs.” The African Union supports the purpose of the Paris Conference, the আর 100 billion SDR for the continent.
Regarding the withdrawal of the UN Mission (MONUSCO), he agreed to the timeline approved by the UN Security Council, which expires in 2024.
He called for the process to be “gradual, responsible and orderly” and said he hoped “the United Nations and the Security Council will provide Monasco and its rapid intervention brigade with all the necessary materials to fulfill their mandate.”
“This is to ensure that the deployed troops have the necessary capabilities and means, including the necessary training to meet the needs of reality and the unequal war currently being waged by armed groups and Islamic terrorists,” he said.
Speaking about the election scheduled for 2023, he said he hoped to contribute to the organization of “a free, transparent, inclusive and credible” vote.
The threat of terrorism
On peace and security, the resident said, “the lack of security created by terrorists, armed groups, mercenaries and criminals of all kinds is undermining the institutional stability of young democracies and destroying the development efforts of many African leaders.”
He argued that the fight against DAESH has been won in the Middle East, but in Africa “AQIM and other DAESH-affiliated parties are gaining more and more every day in places like Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Burkina Faso”.
Regarding his country, he said that “Islamist” fundamentalism has reached the east of the territory, which “is paying a huge price in the provinces of Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Manima.”
He added that Africa has refused to act as a base for international terrorism.
Economy and development
Recently, there has been a political crisis in several member countries, but Mr. Tilombo argued that “these crises cannot obscure the progress of the majority of African countries in terms of democracy and good governance.”
He said that in this way the Congolese people continued their great and inspiring struggle against dictatorship, dictatorship and values which still constitute our actions.
Last June, the Democratic Republic of Congo entered into a program with the IMF and is currently benefiting from the World Bank’s assistance in implementing major social projects and infrastructure. Shilombo spoke of “bold reforms” that should accelerate economic growth to above 5 percent a year.
He ended his speech by addressing “the endless problem of Africa’s representation in UN reform and the Security Council.”
“It is a question of the functioning of the United Nations and the justice of a continent, an integral part of humanity whose role continues to grow day by day,” he said.
He added that the country supports a proposal that would add two additional temporary members and two permanent members to Africa, with the same rights, including a veto.
Read the full statement in French here.