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At the United Nations, Biden defends the US’s “duty” to maintain global leadership


United States President Joe Biden is eager to continue leading the global consensus at a time he says represents “a turning point in history.”

“The eyes of the world are watching us. As President of the United States, I understand the duty that my country must assume at this critical moment to work with countries from all regions, to connect them and to unite us for a common cause, “said the President this Tuesday during his Speech to the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations.

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In this sense, he pointed out the importance of forging alliances with countries that “share a common vision of the future where our children do not go hungry and where everyone has access to quality healthcare, where workers feel empowered and where the environment is good.” is protected.”

In addition, the head of the US executive branch noted that his goal is to “resolve conflicts peacefully” and “give countries the opportunity to determine their own destiny” without having to alter world peace.

“The United States strives for a safer, more prosperous and fairer world for all peoples because we know that our future is linked to yours,” he said, affirming that “no country can solve today’s challenges alone.”

However, he believes that “more leadership and skills” are needed to meet the challenges of the future, “particularly in regions that have not always been fully included.”

“We need to address more interconnected and complex challenges and ensure we are working for people everywhere, not just in some places,” he said, believing that “we need 21st century outcomes to make a difference.” can.” forward.”

Reforms in the UN Security Council

To achieve this, he believes it is essential that there are some changes in bodies such as the UN Security Council. “Last year I said that the United States would support expanding the Security Council and increasing the number of permanent and non-permanent members. “The United States has engaged in serious consultations with many member states and we will continue to do our part to advance reform efforts,” the president argued.

This goal of change, in his opinion, includes “breaking the paralysis that often undermines progress and blocks consensus in the Security Council.” “We need more voices and more perspectives at the table, the United Nations must continue to protect peace, it must “Prevent conflict and alleviate human suffering,” he said, making sure he would accept those countries that “look for and seek new ways of working to solve difficult problems.”

As an example, he cited the Haitian case where “the Caribbean community has enabled dialogue in the society of the Caribbean country” thanks to the mediation of Kenyan President William Ruto and “his willingness to be a leader within a country.” Security support mission supported by the United Nations.”

“The Haitian people cannot wait much longer and the United States is working to make global institutions more responsive, effective and inclusive,” Biden added.

Other changes supported by the White House include reform and expansion of the World Bank. “We will expand financing for low- and middle-income countries to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and better address interconnected challenges such as climate change,” he said.

The emergence of artificial intelligence

Given the rise of artificial intelligence, which Biden said has “great potential,” the president warned that “it poses a great danger” and therefore requires stronger joint action with other countries.

“We must be sure that we use these tools as opportunities and not as weapons of oppression. “Together with leaders from around the world, the United States is working to strengthen regulations and policies to ensure artificial intelligence technologies are safe, so that we bear responsibility for the technology, not the other way around,” he added, showing his support Commitment “Ensure we harness the power of artificial intelligence for good while protecting our citizens from their greatest risks.”

Investments in Latin American countries

The President of the United States also defended the need to promote more investment policies in countries with fewer resources. “A Global Infrastructure and Investment Partnership addresses the great need and opportunity for infrastructure investment in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia,” he commented.

“We will make strategic investments, attracting enormous funding from the private sector,” he predicted, recalling that “the G7 is committed to working with parties to mobilize $600 billion in financing for infrastructure by 2027.”

The war in Ukraine

However, Biden also defended the White House’s work with allied countries “to end activities that threaten global peace and security.”

“Sovereignty, territorial integrity and human rights are principles of the United Nations Charter and the foundations of peaceful relations between nations,” he said, warning: “Without them we will be unable to achieve any of our goals.”

In his speech, he referred to Russia’s conflict in Ukraine, “an illegal war of conquest waged by Russia’s provocation.”

“The United States, like the rest of the nations, wants this war to end, and Ukraine is the country that most wants this war to end. And that is why we strongly support the country in its efforts to find a peaceful solution to achieve a lasting and just peace,” he assured, denouncing that “Russia is the only one responsible for this war and the only one immediately “this war can end.” .

“Russia is the only thing that represents an obstacle to peace, because the price is the surrender of Ukraine, that is the price that Russia demands,” he lamented. In this regard, he believes that President Vladimir Putin “thinks that the world will get bored and allow an attack on Ukraine without consequences,” but assured that the United States and the rest of its allies must continue to defend Ukraine “in the face of this Aggression.”

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