G77 Summit in Bolivia: “Declaration of Santa Cruz de la Sierra” prioritizes struggle to eradicate poverty

Santa Cruz, June 25 (MC) -. The “Declaration of Santa Cruz de la Sierra” from the G77 Summit “Towards a New World Order to Live Well” stated as a priority of its member countries to eradicate poverty as main objective of the post-2015 development agenda, said President of Bolivia Evo Morales.

Delegates from 133 members worked previously on the proposal at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York (USA) during about 30 sessions of work, as informed by the ambassador of Bolivia to the UN, Sacha Llorenti.

The declaration emphasizes the problem of inequality, a situation exacerbated by unsustainable patterns of consumption and production in developed countries.

“The declaration states that an excessive profit orientation does not respect Mother Earth and it is alarming the way big businesses can influence in the global economy with negative effects on development,” said Morales.

The main points agreed upon are: the ratification of the principles of unity, solidarity and complementarity; building a new world order that intends to restore a more just and democratic system that benefits the people.

At the suggestion of Argentina, the importance of allowing “vulture funds” to stop restructuring of the external debt of the countries was reiterated, the need for a more transparent rating was stressed; espionage was condemned.

Bolivian president also pointed out that the countries [members of G77] have adopted the concept of Living Well proposed by Bolivia as a development model.

The recovery of natural resources, consideration of basic services as human rights and the rights of Mother Earth are other substantive proposals that have been taken into account by members of the G77.

Another concept included in the document is the Ama Sua, Ama Llulla, Ama Quella (do not steal, do not lie, do not be lazy) as a guide for ethical behavior of governments.

Any subsidiary form of agriculture must be ruled out immediately.

Among other matters mentioned by Morales are climate change, addressing the needs of small island countries, rejection of laws and regulations with extraterritorial effect, rejection of lists and certifications by developed countries regarding terrorism, drug trafficking and human trafficking.

Finally, another aspect of the declaration is its solidarity regarding the problems of the Falklands, Cuba and Palestine.

By G77+China in Bolivia