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G77 + China defined in Bolivia the UN agenda post 2015

There are five key challenges to be considered in the conclave, in which the government of Bolivia, host of the meeting, has called the Post-2015 Agenda

The G77 + China inaugurated tomorrow in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on its 50th anniversary, a crucial and historic summit to reroute the course of block work to develop strategies that are the basis of the debate of the new Millennium agenda post 2015.

Bolivia's vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera, today upheld the consensus process and drafting of the 200 basis points post-2015 debate in the United Nations (UN) document.

In turn, the deputy ambassador of Bolivia to the UN, Reymi Ferreira said the "Declaration of Santa Cruz will aim to strengthen the G77 + China, and direct its action in the fight against poverty, reducing inequality, environmental protection, fair trade and strengthening South-South cooperation”.

In the same vein, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon called on the members of this global event and the international body representing "work together in one direction for the good life."

He also called for greater efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

"Next year marks the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals. Redouble must work to achieve the goals, then we must have a global discussion on climate change, and have a post-2015 development agenda.

"We need to work together between the G77 and the United Nations. Working together in one direction we can all know the good life," he said.

This global event will be the most important multilateral meeting that Bolivia has experienced in its history, when it opens on Saturday and conclude on Sunday with a statement.

So far, they have confirmed their participation 100 branches, 26 presidents, five prime ministers and five vice, but will also be a summit of absences.

The presidents of the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) will not come to Santa Cruz for different reasons.

Nor come other South American presidents are related, as Michelle Bachelet of Chile, the Bolivian maritime claim at The Hague, that it has cooled relations and Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, who on Sunday will face the second round for possible re-election.

AGENDA

There are five key challenges to be considered in the conclave, in which the government of Bolivia, host of the meeting, has called the Post-2015 Agenda.

The first is to strengthen South-South trade by opening markets for least developed countries; the second, the reduction of poverty and illiteracy through compliance with the Millennium Development Goals.

The third is the protection of the environment and the brake to climate change, and the fourth, revitalize the institutions of the G77 + China, enabling to stop being a purely electoral bloc in the UN General Assembly.

The fifth is to develop a viable and sustainable alternative economic and geopolitical model that acts as an alternative to globalization through a more just and plural for the people trade.

traslation: Belén Zapata