The president of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, will hold working meetings with officials of the Organization and a meeting with Pope Francis. All these activities are focused on positioning the seven priority axes of work that Espinosa has proposed for the work of the UN and to unite efforts with other actors such as the Church and the Academy to strengthen that work.
This Saturday, October 27, Maria Fernanda Espinosa held a meeting in Rome with the director of FAO, José Graziano Da Silva, to strengthen the mechanisms of support to countries to meet the goal of eradicating hunger in the world.
This, under the objective of making the UN relevant to all, a purpose that Espinosa strongly promotes from the General Assembly.
Tomorrow, the president of the UN General Assembly will hold a working meeting with a group of experts and Nobel laureates invited by the Pontifical Academy of the Vatican to analyze the future of work in the world, considering the scenario of global automation and robotization that it crosses humanity today.
This meeting is in line with one of the priority axes proposed by Espinosa, which refers to the provision of decent, quality work that includes, in particular, young people, women and people with disabilities.
One of the most important activities carried out by María Fernanda Espinosa in the Vatican City will be a private audience with Pope Francis. Both authorities will talk about the migration and refugee crisis in the world, with the goal of finding a strong global response to this situation.
In addition, they will address the worrying problem of environmental pollution by plastic. The two topics are also priority management axes on which María Fernanda Espinosa has put to work the UN and all its offices.
The work agenda that María Fernanda Espinosa carried out during her first tour as president of the UN General Assembly goes back to last Monday October 22 when she visited the United Nations offices in Geneva, a city that has a strong significance for humanity it is the cradle of multilateralism because the League of Nations was born there.
In that city, Espinosa commemorated the 73rd anniversary of the creation of the UN and held important meetings to address the issue of migration, with a view to the Global Compact to be adopted during the high-level world conference to be held in Marrakesh (Morocco) next December.
The president of the UN General Assembly also devoted part of her time in Geneva to the analysis of the situation of Human Rights. For this he met with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.
According to President Espinosa, the world needs mechanisms of response and prevention for any abuse or affectation to human dignity. “The United Nations Human Rights system has to operate efficiently and on time,” stressed the president. (I)