Brazilian President To Open UN General Assembly Session


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dilma-rousseffThe Brazilian Foreign Affairs ministry said in a statement “On Wed Sept 21, the President becomes the first woman since the foundation of the UN to address the opening of the General Assembly session.”

Brazil, since 1947 has been the first country to open the round of discussions at the UN General Assembly Session and Rousseff, the female president of one of the largest countries of Latin America will make history with her opening remarks.

“I have great pride in being the first women, a Brazilian woman, to open the United Nations General Assembly,” Rousseff said on her weekly radio program called Coffee with the President. Rousseff spoke from New York, where she arrived on Sunday.

The President is scheduled to meet President Barack Obama and together they will inaugurate the Open Government Society, a UN promoted initiative, which this year is jointly chaired by the U.S and Brazil.
Rouseff is currently ruling in the list of the most powerful women in the world. She is a great advocate of women rights.”Despite notable progress, gender inequality persists,” Rousseff said. “Women are still the ones who suffer the most from extreme poverty, illiteracy, poor health care systems, conflicts and sexual violence.”

Highlighting the main aspects of her speech at the session, she said”I’ll talk to heads of state from 193 countries who will participate in this General Assembly. We are going to discuss important themes like the role of women in the world, combating diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure and we will talk about the global economic crisis.”
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