UN General Assembly president shares message of international cooperation

BY Michael Hill, Correspondent |

United Nations General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés addressed William Paterson University students and faculty. Without mentioning anyone by name, she said rising national sentiments are threatening the globe.

Her speech focused on governments working together to solve the world’s problems and encouraged, “coming to grips with better governance” of social media networks.

Garcés is the former defense minister of Equador and the first Latina to preside over the UN General Assembly. She emphasized the ways in which women make a difference on the world’s stage and encouraged more women to get involved in leadership roles.