Peruvian government supports the UN in combating pollution | News


The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, expressed on Tuesday his government’s support for the initiative of the United Nations Organization (UN) consisting of creating the first international treaty to curb plastic pollution in the world.


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From the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and during the presentation ceremony of the credentials of the ambassadors to Peru from Croatia, Norway, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Singapore, Namibia, South Africa and Tunisia, Castillo highlighted the participation and role of his country in such decision, an intergovernmental process to which 175 nations joined.

“We have been central actors in the recent and historic decision to begin the negotiation of a new, legally binding international treaty to prevent and reduce plastic pollution, an intergovernmental process that Peru hopes to lead,” said the head of state.

To which he added that “we reiterate our tireless commitment to multilateralism and respect for international law, against climate change, drug trafficking and consumption, corruption and other global issues.”

The agreement on the creation of this initial pact in favor of eradicating plastic pollution was approved at the United Nations General Assembly last March, and there the start of its preparation was set for next June.

Likewise, the dignitary stressed that Peru stands as a safe destination for investments, with legal stability and in which, within the framework of the rule of law, the activities of national and foreign companies are respected.

In this sense, the Executive highlighted the 13 percent growth experienced by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year 2021; as well as Peru’s entry as a full member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), to which Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam also belong.

“This agreement is of special relevance, since it covers a joint market of more than 500 million potential consumers, with economies that represent 13 percent of world production and 15 percent of international trade,” Castillo said.

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