The President of the Government of Spain meets with the UN Secretary-General in New York

President's News - 2022.9.19

New York (United States of America)

The President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, has met in New York with the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, as part of the General Debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Sánchez and Guterres discussed the war in Russia, food security, humanitarian aid, the strengthening of multilateralism, Latin America's access to international financing and Spain's presence at the UN. In addition to the organisation's four headquarters located in Spain, Barcelona will soon be home to the GIGA technology centre, the UNICEF and International Telecommunication Union initiative for the digitisation of schools.

During the meeting, the president stressed that Russia's actions pose a threat "not only to Europe, but to the world as a whole, as we have seen with the food crisis and the risks of a new nuclear catastrophe around the Zaporiya power plant".

The Government of Spain remains committed to multilateralism as the only way to face the global challenges of the 21st century. Furthermore, on Latin America, Sánchez stressed the need to reform the international financing system and support vulnerable countries.

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