Video Message by President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande on World Bee Day
20 May 2020文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/9265.html
On this World Bee Day, we acknowledge the role of the bee in food security and biodiversity.文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/9265.html
Throughout the 74th session of the General Assembly, we have given due attention to poverty eradication and zero hunger.文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/9265.html
Small as they are, bees underpin our food systems: close to three-quarters of the world’s crops depend, at least in part, on bees and other pollinators. In economic terms, natural pollinators contribute up to $577 billion to the global economy.文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/9265.html
However, colonies have been collapsing due to disturbances in their habitats as a result of intensive agricultural practices, changes in land use, urbanization, and the use of pesticides which are harmful to pollinators. Furthermore, bees face the threat of climate change-induced extreme weather events.文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/9265.html
In this first year of the Decade of Action and Delivery to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, we are focusing our efforts on nature-based solutions. If we are to make progress on the SDGs, we must prioritise the preservation of bees and other pollinators.
On World Bee Day, I call on all Member States to pursue agricultural policies which protect bees and promote green spaces in urban areas which allow for pollination. Furthermore, I urge farmers everywhere to protect bee habitats by adopting pollinator-friendly practices in agricultural management. I commend all beekeepers for the work they do, and trust that they will share their expertise to create a better world.
I am confident that by working together to save the bees, we will succeed in ending hunger and eradicating poverty for everyone, everywhere.
I thank you.