On 23 November 2020, the United Nations General Assembly adopted, by consensus, the biennial resolution entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization”. The draft resolution was introduced to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly by Romania, in its capacity as Chairman-in-Office of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization.
Presenting the resolution, the Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, Ambassador Ion I. Jinga, recalled that: “The Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization has a significant role to play in encouraging a culture of dialogue, being one of the first regional cooperation initiatives in the region. As an international regional organization focused on multilateral political and economic initiatives aimed at fostering cooperation, peace, stability and prosperity in the Black Sea region, the BSEC values deeply the cooperation with the United Nations and encourages activities through regional cooperation in the spirit of the purposes and principles of the United Nations”.
Underlining the new elements that the resolution introduces this year, the Romanian diplomat mentioned that the document comprises substantive as well as technical updates, including references to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to deliver a global response based on unity, solidarity and multilateral cooperation to this crisis. At the same time, the resolution salutes the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, and reiterates the importance that the cooperation between the UN and other organizations has in promoting the principles of the UN Charter. Last, but not least, the resolution presents concrete activities and initiatives undertaken in this regard in the past two years by the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization.