Cortizo speaks on climate change and poverty at UN

 
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Panama President, Laurentino Cortizo, presented his first speech on Wednesday, September 25 before the General Assembly of the UN on Wednesday, September 25 and took time to discuss climate change  and the eradication of poverty

Cortizo made the call one day after the Climate Summit was held. In this, few agreements were reached and the United States was reluctant to support multilateral actions in the face of the environmental crisis.

The Panamanian president, who will participate as a liaison between the Contact Group and the Lima Group to discuss the situation in Venezuela, referred to the importance of dialogue between nations.

“Panama proposes greater spaces for dialogue and regional and global understandings. I don't talk about eternal dialogues, I mean the dialogues to unite and resolve, ”he said.

“For every word I speak here, thousands die in an unfair war, without doctors or medicines. In it a few earn millions, and millions lose millions, ”he said, referring to poverty and inequality in the world.

"The biodiversity of the planet is in our hands. We must all change to avoid the danger of becoming extinct. The multilateral processes to strengthen the climate change regime must be deepened. and what is signed must be fulfilled," Cortizo said.

“In Panama, there are more than 10,000 varieties of plants and a thousand species of birds. The biodiversity of the planet is in our hands. All united, we must change to avoid the danger of becoming extinct. There are millions of endangered species! Multilateral initiatives to strengthen the climate change regime have to be deepened, and what is signed must be accomplished. ”

 



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