Economic governance, globalization and the role of the United Nations topped the agenda during a one-day visit today to Argentina by General Assembly President Joseph Deiss.
While in Buenos Aires, Mr. Deiss met with Argentine Foreign Minister HÃ©ctor Timerman, key lawmakers in the national Parliament, young diplomats and the UN Resident Coordinator and other UN staff.
Mr. Deiss and Mr. Timerman discussed a series of issues, including the world economic situation, the UN`s role in global governance, Security Council reform and the situation in Haiti, according to a statement issued by the Assembly President`s spokesperson.
In a meeting with members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Argentine Parliament`s Chamber of Deputies, Mr. Deiss stressed the importance of interaction between the UN and national parliaments, and also with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
The green economy, global economic governance and the current economic situation, migration in a global world, the situation in the Middle East as well as the roles of Argentina [current chair of the Group of 77 and China] and of Latin America in a globalized world were discussed, " according to a statement.
Mr. Deiss " who steps down as Assembly President next month after a year-long stint " visited Argentina after a similar trip earlier this week to neighbouring Chile.