During the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, President Emomali Rahmon delivered a comprehensive address regarding the pressing issue of climate change. Tajikistan is particularly concerned about this matter as the country experiences frequent climatic and natural disasters such as floods, landslides, droughts, and avalanches that cause loss of life and infrastructure damage. With 93% of its territory being mountainous, it is imperative to mitigate the effects of climate change. Tajikistan supports UN programs and has initiated the "Friends of Glaciers" program to address this issue.
President Rahmon emphasized the importance of global cooperation to address these challenges and highlighted the successful partnership between Tajikistan and its neighboring countries. Additionally, he drew attention to Afghanistan's deteriorating political and economic situation, which adversely affects the region. As Tajikistan is committed to providing humanitarian aid to the Afghan people, the president appealed to the international community to increase support for Afghanistan.
Furthermore, President Rahmon underscored the need for more robust measures against drug trafficking and terrorism, given that Tajikistan's law enforcement agencies have confiscated over 10 tons of narcotics at the border in the last two years. Tajikistan ranks sixth globally in producing 98% of its electricity from renewable energy sources and is actively engaged in the global water and climate agenda.