“Our collective responsibility… is to understand the magnitude of the challenges that constitute this watershed moment,” he said, referring to the theme of this year’s general debate. “And, from there, build responses that draw their strength from the objectives that are common to us all.
This effort, he continued, must begin in every country.
“It is what we do at the national level that gives the measure of the authority with which we act at the international level. »
Mr Bolsonaro then highlighted his government’s efforts to save lives and preserve jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic, including guaranteeing emergency financial aid to those who need it most and launching an extensive program immunization program that has resulted in more than 80% of the country’s 210 million people receiving vaccines.
These and other measures mean that the Brazilian economy is in full recovery.
“The economy is back on the path to growth,” the president said. “Poverty has increased around the world under the impact of the pandemic. In Brazil, it began to drop sharply.
He said that it is estimated that by the end of 2022, 4% of Brazilian families will live on less than $1.90 a day, compared to 5.1% in 2019. In addition, unemployment and unemployment rates Inflation fell, and Brazil was the fourth destination for foreign direct investment in 2021.
He also cited advances in food production, making Brazil one of the largest food exporters in the world, as well as achievements in the field of sustainable development, including ensuring that more than 80% of the forest Amazon remains intact and modernizing the biofuel industry.
“We have the peace of mind of those who are on the right track. The path to shared prosperity,” Bolsonaro said. “Shared among Brazilians and, beyond that, shared with our neighbors and other partners around the world. »
At the same time, he noted that the sustainable development agenda is affected in many ways by threats to international peace and security, including the ongoing conflict in Ukraine – the fallout from which is already being felt on world prices for food, fuel and other raw materials.
“We support all efforts to reduce the economic impacts of this crisis. But we don’t think the best way is to adopt unilateral and selective sanctions, which are inconsistent with international law,” he said.
“The solution to the conflict in Ukraine will only be achieved through negotiation and dialogue. »