Marcos highlights climate crisis, emerging tech and inequality in UNGA debut –

MANILA, Philippines — At the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Philippines identified four challenges the international community must respond to and collaborate on, which include the climate crisis and inequality. 
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. delivered the national statement at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time). It was the president’s first appearance before the international community. 
Marcos highlighted four of the world’s challenges that the international body needs to address: 
The Philippines called on fellow member states to “reinvigorate the world economy.” 
“We must use public and private resources to encourage the expansion of trade, investment, and technology transfers to accelerate development.  Knowledge and intellectual gains must flow freely to allow those lagging behind to catch up,” Marcos said before the UNGA.
“Sustainable development will be hampered, to the detriment of all, if existing structures in the global economy remain unreformed.”
FULL TEXT: Marcos' speech at the 77th United Nations General Assembly
Aside from these, here are other points Marcos raised in his speech: is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!


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