President Lula da Silva arrived this Saturday night (16), in New York, in the United States, where he will participate in the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). Traditionally, Brazil gives the opening speech at the ceremony, which takes place on Tuesday (19)
This year, the UN must intensify debates on the 2030 agenda, which brings together the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that must be achieved by the entity’s 193 member countries by 2030.
Lula stays in New York until Thursday (21), when he holds a press conference and then returns to Brazil. Until then, the president must participate in bilateral meetings, meetings with businesspeople and the UN meeting.
The president’s agenda includes the launch of a global initiative for decent work in the 21st century. The action will be announced alongside US President Joe Biden and trade union leaders from Brazil and the United States. Lula’s only bilateral agenda confirmed until this Sunday (17) is a meeting with the US president, to be held on Wednesday (20).
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This Sunday (17), the president participates in a meeting with businesspeople and, afterwards, in a dinner hosted by Josué Gomes, president of the Federation of Industries of São Paulo (Fiesp). Monday (18) will be reserved for bilateral agendas. The meetings have not yet been defined.
Lula arrives in New York after participating in the G77+China Summit, a meeting of developing countries that took place this Saturday (16) in Havana, Cuba. In the speech, the president stated that the economic embargo imposed by the United States on Cubans is illegal and defended a reformulation of global governance.
At the end of the summit, Lula met with the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel. The meeting strengthened diplomatic ties between the two countries and formalized cooperation for the development of medicines.
Editing: Thalita Pires