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President of Brazil to deliver opening speech at UN General Assembly

United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) President of Brazi, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will deliver the opening speech of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sources close to the delegation accompanying da Silva reported that among the issues to be addressed by the president, during his speech, is the need for a reform in the global governance system, with a diversification of voices to give space to emerging countries.

According to the president, the current model, created after the Second World War, no longer represents the geopolitics of the 21st century. “What people want is to create new mechanisms which make the world more equal from the point of view of political decisions,” he said during an interview.

“I am going to repeat the question of the UN Security Council, the permanent members: why can’t Brazil join (the Security Council)? Why can’t India join? Why can’t South Africa join? Who said that the same countries that were placed there in 1945 are still there?” he questioned.

This will be the eighth time that Lula da Silva has given a speech during the opening of the UN general assembly.

According to the program of activities, Lula da Silva will meet tomorrow with President Joe Biden, with whom he will present a global initiative to promote decent work.

His agenda will also include events related to the UN, bilateral meetings with other leaders and representatives of international entities.


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