Spanish President Pedro Sánchez took the floor and it was as if he was in another world. He didn't have to talk about amnesty or argue that Spain is falling apart.
On the contrary At the United Nations Organization and shortly before the reception with the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, he defended the success of his executive so that "no one is left behind" as established by the goals of sustainable development (SDGs).
"At the domestic level, we have devoted enormous economic efforts to build a robust social shield that protects the most vulnerable", he stressed. He insisted on the achievements of deep reforms without leaving anyone behind. And he promised that Spain will continue to be one of the main states to cooperate and contribute to the UN to advance the fulfillment of the 2030 agenda. So, he announced 140 million for the implementation of these objectives and offered Spain as the venue for the 2025 SDG financing summit.
His participation in this high-level conference on sustainable development opened his trip to New York on the occasion of the celebration of the UN General Assembly, whose speeches begin today with many notable absences and the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, star.
After the speech and the meeting with Guterres, Sánchez met behind closed doors with the editorial board of the NBC chain. In this context, and despite the fact that sources from the central government insisted that there is no inconvenience in holding the position in office and representing Spain at the UN, it is more than certain that he would face questions about this interim. The idea, according to these sources, was to convey an image of normalcy.
In addition to bilateral meetings, on Tuesday he plans to attend the opening of the Assembly, participate in a meeting on the global "financial architecture" and go to the reception that is always organized by the President of the USA. Sánchez will finish his trip on Wednesday with participation in a Security Council dedicated to Ukraine and then deliver his speech to the General Assembly.