Guatemalan President will speak at the UN General Assembly

According to a statement from the Social Communication Secretariat here, Giammattei will address issues such as the frontal fight against drug trafficking, measures to confront irregular migration and the growth of the national economy in these years of the Covid-19 pandemic, with emphasis on his resilience level.

The day before, the head of state began his participation in the high-level segment as a speaker at the Summit on the transformation of Education, an occasion in which he highlighted the challenges of the sector in the face of the suspension of face-to-face classes in March 2020 to preserve life and the health of teachers and students.

Likewise, he presented the main actions of his Government to ensure the feeding of 2.5 million schoolchildren in an uninterrupted manner for two years through a program endorsed by national and international cooperation and which, in his opinion, constitutes a benchmark for other countries due to its integral approach.

Among the priorities, he highlighted the vaccination against Covid-19 of children and teachers to return to attendance this 2022, as well as the creation of school health insurance in the first grades of education (pre-primary and primary).

In his opinion, it was a milestone in the context of the global crisis, the increase in enrollment for the 2021 cycle by more than 135,000 students between the ages of four and 12 for a total coverage of 2.6 million in the classrooms.

“Education is the best social investment for promoting a culture of peace, inclusion and responsibility,” said Giammattei, who called for the development of skills, abilities and necessary values ​​in students to function in a rapidly changing world.

Today he also met with the Atlantic Council, where he addressed the topic “From Ukraine to the Americas: Strengthening Recovery in the Face of Global Shocks.”

During the Guatemalan leader’s stay in New York, United States, he will hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts and with the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and representatives of the Global Compact.

Next Thursday he will be at the Investors Summit, an occasion in which he will present the competitive advantages of his country as an ideal destination for investment and tourism through the “Guatemala does not stop” plan, a public-private effort for economic reactivation after the pandemic of the Covid-19.



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