Dilma Rousseff: the woman who kicked off the UNGA [Profiles in Leadership]

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil delivers her address during the 70th session General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 28 September 2015. The General Debate runs through 03 October 2015.

Dilma Rousseff: the woman who kicked off the UNGA [Profiles in Leadership]


Brazil's Dilma Rousseff was the first speaker at the UN General Assembly today, observing a tradition in which Brazil's PM gives the opening speech in exchange for not receiving a permanent seat on the Security Council 70 years ago when the UN was founded. Her speech covered a variety of topics as Rousseff called for: the need for a comprehensive terrorism policy at the UN, the free movement of people in Europe and Brazil's willingness to take refugees, the need to create a Palestinian state, an...


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