The President of the Republic, Dilma Rousseff, will make a working visit to New York next September 23-25, when she will head the Brazilian delegation to the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly. On the 24th, she will deliver the opening address at the General Debate of this session of the General Assembly.
Focusing on the theme "Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage," the 68th General Assembly will seek to leverage processes launched at Rio+20 – which was the conceptual and political starting point for the establishment of a global agenda for sustainable development, calling attention to the eradication of poverty, the promotion of sustainable consumption and production patterns, and the sustainable use of natural resources.
In New York, the President of the Republic will also hold meetings with businessmen, with a view to strengthening Brazil's foreign trade and the promotion of investment opportunities in the country, especially in the areas of infrastructure and logistics.
The Foreign Minister, Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, will accompany the President of the Republic. Later, he will attend ministerial meetings of the G-4 and the BRICS, and will hold bilateral meetings with foreign ministers from different countries and with directors of international organizations.