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Amazonia is burning, but the problem is in the air

In an interview with María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the President of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly and fourth woman to ever hold that position, the newspaper asks about the Amazon: Ms. Espinosa Garcés said that: “Eighty per cent of all emissions on our planet come from energy production and transportation. Amazonia is burning, but the problem is in the air above it. Emissions are not only caused by fires in the Amazon, although this is a common belief. Global warming is the result of our development model, which is prevailing around the world.” At the same time, Espinosa Garcés stressed that the UN must be self-critical. “We could do more and much better. At the same time, we must understand that the United Nations cannot be replaced by anything else. Nothing can replace this multilateral system.” As only the fourth woman to be the President of the UN General Assembly, the newspaper comments that she has had a tremendous career, holding positions traditionally held by men.

В Генассамблее ООН рассчитывают на тесное сотрудничество с Россией

В ООН рассчитывают на Россию как на надёжного союзника в противостоянии вызовам современности. Об этом председатель 73 сессии Генеральной Ассамблеи ООН Мария Фернанда Эспиноса Гарсес заявила на встрече с первым вице-спикером Государственной Думы Александром Жуковым.

The UN Must Be Closer to the People says President of the General Assembly

In 2020, the UN will celebrate its 75th anniversary and there are plans to carry out a reform of the organisation, which are designed to restore its former effectiveness and make it worthy of the “parliament of humanity” title. On the eve of the opening of the regular UN General Assembly session on September 17 this year, Ecuadorian statesperson Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 73rd Session, visited the Valdai Discussion Club and presented her vision for the future of the UN and its unchanging mission in the changing modern world.