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President Dilma Rousseff is in New York to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and the opening of the 70th United Nations General Assembly.

On September 26, the President will attend the G-4 summit on reforming the UN Security Council. The meeting will also be attended by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. It will be the first time that the Heads of State and Government of the G-4 will discuss the theme since September 2004. The event is expected to renew the commitment of the four countries to the reform of the Security Council on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the UN.

On September 27, President Dilma Rousseff will deliver her speech at the plenary session of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. For Brazil, the Summit has a special meaning since it ends the cycle of programs and actions that emerged from the Rio+20 Conference (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development). The Summit will adopt the 2030 Agenda, which is the road map for the implementation of sustainable development over the next 15 years. In her speech, the President will announce Brazil's contribution to the new climate agreement, to be adopted in Paris next December.

The Agenda includes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of actions aimed at overcoming poverty and hunger, social inclusion and economic development with environmental protection, with a view to pursuing and expanding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

From September 28 to October 6 the General Debate of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly will take place under the theme "The United Nations at 70: the road ahead for peace, security and human rights." On the morning of September 28, according to the tradition established since 1949, President Dilma Rousseff will deliver the opening speech at the General Debate.

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