United Nations (EFE).- The Colombian president, Gustavo Petro, held a private meeting with the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, prior to the plenary session of the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations, in which they spoke about the processes of peace in Colombia, environment and climate crisis.
“The president met with the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, to talk about the new global strategy on drugs, the environment and the climate crisis, and the Total Peace policy,” the Presidency explained on social networks about the meeting where The Colombian Foreign Minister, Álvaro Leyva, was also present.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (OACP) assured about the meeting that “international support for peace in Colombia is strengthened in the most important scenarios worldwide by the hand of our president.”
Petro arrived in New York this Saturday to participate for the second time since he has been president in the UN Assembly, after last year his speech about the deaths caused by the war on drugs in Colombia and the need for change approach was applauded by many sectors.
Since then, those same arguments have been repeated by the Colombian president in various forums and in August the Colombian Government presented its new policy against drugs – less ambitious than many of these speeches since it does not talk about decriminalization -, so it is expected that This is one of the topics he addresses in his speech this Wednesday.
Petro in New York
After the meeting with Guterres, Petro participated in the Trusteeship Council “Building Resilience to leave no one behind.” Where he proposed holding two world summits: one on the war in Ukraine and another on the conflict in Palestine, ideas that he had already suggested.
“The United Nations and humanity have to accelerate the path to ending wars now. I specifically propose to hold two peace conferences: one on the war in Ukraine and another on the conflict over Palestine because both are similar,” she stressed.
All this because, according to Petro, ending the war gives time to think and reflect together on other issues such as “the restructuring of the global financial system” to address solutions such as exchanging debt for climate action, another of his great proposals in world forums.