Heine Discusses Latin America’s Role at UN General Assembly

United Nations headquarters in New York
United Nations headquarters in New York. (Source: Canva)

Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently featured in the Latin America Advisor, a publication of the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington D.C. think tank.

Heine was one of the various experts interviewed on Latin America’s role in the recent United Nations General Assembly and the most significant developments from the meeting. According to Heine, while the last meeting centered around the COVID-19 pandemic, this General Assembly focused on the war in Ukraine and climate change. Less apparent to Heine were “references to what some would argue is the single biggest challenge facing the region – the recovery of some form of regional cooperation and coordination, allowing it to speak with a common voice, and thus claw back some of the international standing and leverage it has lost in recent years.”

The full issue of the Latin America Advisor can be read on the Inter-American Dialogue’s website

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more on him here.