Find out about the issues addressed by the leaders of South America in their speeches during the UN General Assembly

Between September 18 and October 5 the world turned its attention to New York. Governors and global leaders met in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly to advance in the achievement of solutions to current global problems.


The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six deliberative, normative and representative bodies of the United Nations. The 193 Member States are represented in this forum to discuss and work together on a wide range of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations, such as development, peace and security, international law, etc.

Cepei made a selection of the themes prioritized by the South American governors in their presentations during the General Debate, which took place between September 25 and October 1: the migration crisis in Venezuela, the urgent need to reform the United Nations system, the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and multilateralism, among others. Find next themes prioritized by each country, the videos and texts of the speeches.