It is about saving the human race, the planet, about having future generations live in peace and development, said the Central American president when speaking before the plenary session of the United Nations.
In the 78th period of sessions, the head of state mentioned the mobilizations of people fleeing crises in their countries, both due to insecurity, lack of food, and economic issues.
“We must achieve a United Nations that seeks peace and human development,” stressed Giammattei, who demanded respect for international law, the peaceful resolution of differences and the self-determination of peoples.
He considered the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, one of the most important pillars of the organization and ratified his nation’s deep commitment to the common goal of a weapons-free world.
He called on all nuclear weapon states, including the five permanent members of the UN Council, to sit down and sincerely achieve nuclear disarmament, he stressed.
He reiterated Guatemala’s firm commitment and solidarity for the development and prosperity of the Haitian people, “who are at risk due to a multidimensional crisis,” he noted in his speech.
In a renewed United Nations, he asked to add the issue of cultural heritage, whose diversity is threatened in situations of war, he commented.
“We must reinforce and safeguard the evidence of our past, which is essential to understand our present and build our future,” reflected the president, and highlighted Guatemala’s strong work in this regard.
He recognized, on the other hand, human trafficking as one of the greatest and most alarming threats to life and freedom of our time, something that he described as despicable.
The Guatemalan president, who will leave office on January 14, condemned this crime and referred to the series of legal and political measures adopted by his nation.
Giammattei, according to information from his government, will remain for three days in New York, United States, where he arrived accompanied by his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mario Búcaro. His agenda includes bilateral meetings with heads of state from other countries to discuss cooperation on development issues.