President Pedro Sánchez spoke and it was as if he were in another world. He did not have to talk about amnesty or refute that Spain is breaking up.
On the contrary. At the United Nations Organization and a while before the reception with the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, he used the success of his Executive so that “no one is left behind”, as established by the sustainable development goals (SDGs). .
“At the domestic level, we have dedicated enormous economic efforts to put together a robust social shield that would protect the most vulnerable,” he stressed. He insisted on achieving profound reforms without anyone being left behind. And he promised that Spain will continue to be one of the main countries to cooperate and contribute to the UN to advance the fulfillment of the 2030 agenda. Thus, he announced 140 million for the implementation of these objectives and offered Spain as the venue for the financing summit of the SDGs of 2025.
His participation in this high-level conference on sustainable development opened his New York tour on the occasion of the UN General Assembly, whose speeches begin today with many notable absences and the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, as the star.
After his speech and his meeting with Guterres, Sánchez met behind closed doors with the editorial board of the NBC network. In this framework, and despite the fact that Government sources insisted that there is no problem in holding the position in office and representing Spain at the UN, it is more than certain that he will face questions about this interim position. The idea, according to these sources, was to convey an image of normality.
In addition to bilateral meetings, today he plans to attend the opening of the Assembly, participate in a meeting on global “financial architecture” and go to the reception always organized by the president of the United States. Sánchez will finish his trip tomorrow, with the participation in a Security Council dedicated to Ukraine, and will then deliver his speech at the General Assembly.