On April 16, 2021, during the plenary meeting of the 75th session, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a new resolution initiated by the Kyrgyz Republic entitled "Nature knows no borders: transboundary cooperation – a key factor for biodiversity conservation, restoration and sustainable use".
During the adoption of the resolution, along with the general support of all Member States, 60 Member States co-sponsored the resolution of Kyrgyzstan: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Grenada, Guatemala , Guinea, Guyana, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Singapore, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The main goal of the resolution is to strengthen transboundary cooperation on the conservation of biological diversity through joint actions to provide future generations with a clean, safe and stable environment, with the rational use of natural resources based on the principles of sustainable development and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
The project has received positive recommendations and support from a number of global environmental organizations, such as the UN Convention on Biodiversity, the Convention on Migratory Species, the Ramsar Convention and the German Conservation Union (NABU).
In 2019-2020, all foreign missions of the Kyrgyz Republic carried out a wide international campaign to promote the project, which included presentations of various formats in the countries of accreditation, coordination of the content with the UN member states.
In August 2020, a National presentation of the project was held for the public and the diplomatic corps in Bishkek.
During the presentation of the resolution at the UN General Assembly, Permanent Representative Mirgul Moldoisaeva noted that the Kyrgyz Republic fully supports the 2030 Agenda and most of the key international environmental initiatives. Permanent Representative Mirgul Moldoisaeva stressed that the adoption of the resolution proposed by Kyrgyzstan will recognize the importance of the environmental challenges facing the world community and the need to develop international cooperation in order to find joint solutions for the protection, restoration and use of biodiversity for sustainable development.
The resolution initiated by the Kyrgyz Republic is one of the few specialized UN documents covering the issues of transboundary interaction between the UN Member States in the field of ecology, which is now becoming increasingly relevant at the international, regional and bilateral levels. The adoption of the resolution on a unanimous basis and becoming one of the co-sponsors of the new resolution of 60 States of the world is a recognition of the relevance of the Kyrgyz Republic initiative and confirmation of the support of the Kyrgyz Republic by the international community in promoting the issues of combating climate change, preserving biodiversity and sustainable development.
The adoption of the resolution is seen as a positive, proactive step by the Kyrgyz Republic in the development of global interaction on biodiversity conservation and countering the challenges associated with the consequences of climate change.
The resolution became a continuation of the highly appreciated successful initiatives of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of ecology, such as the conservation of the snow leopard, sustainable development of mountain regions, the creation of the Group of Friends of Mountain Countries at the UN in New York, other areas.