The G77 + China urges the eradication of poverty as the central goal post 2015

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The document calls for comprehensive reform of the Security Council and bring a new financial economic order for development by changing the "abusive" practices of the IMF and WB

The G77 + China relaunched in Bolivia and set a central point of his "Declaration of Santa Cruz", adopted by the participants of this group, the eradication of poverty as the central objective of the agenda post-2015 development, reported today in final evaluation host the global event and Bolivian President Evo Morales.

The statement block also refers to new commitments against inequality in the world, development with environmental protection and sovereignty of natural resources, among other things, that were read and put to consideration of group members.

The document calls for comprehensive reform of the Security Council and bring a new financial economic order for development by changing the "abusive" practices of the IMF and WB.

As one of the positive results of this global summit, Morales said that since the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz has been achieved relaunching this group covering two-thirds of the Assembly of the United Nations (UN).

He also stressed that an important part of the Bolivian approach was achieved socialize and gather support for the proposed policy and the new order is "living well".

But surely said that the cornerstone of the conclusions and resolutions was poverty.

"Eradicating poverty is the greatest challenge facing the world (...) should remain the focus and driver for the development of 2015, that is the maximum consensus of the members of the G77 + China," he told the attending the plenary and ratified international event in a press conference with the national media and international press.

In sum G77 leaders say the world must end poverty by 2030. Participants of the summit in Bolivia declared that a future global agenda must engage the international community to eradicate poverty by 2030.

The plenary marathon lasted 10 hours and even was on the waiting list dozens of countries to present their considerations, but were asked to do so in writing to the chair of the G77, it had already been arranged and approved points of the document in the first instance between UN ambassadors, with endorsement of his government and the foreign ministers of each member country.

The statement was discussed in New York for more than 90 hours of trading in approximately 30 working sessions, and expresses the will of the 133 member countries of the Group and China.

The document also refers to various issues such as sustainable development strategies, improving the practices of democracy and national sovereignty over natural resources.


The "Declaration of Santa Cruz" includes 242 points in 90 pages that were agreed with a view to a new world order to live well, which stood out as more than 10 central sections.

Consider ratification of the principles of unity, solidarity and complementarity; building a new world order to re-establish a more just and democratic system that benefits the people.

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

Sets that excessive profit orientation does not respect Mother Earth and concerned about the influence of big business in the global economy has negative effects on development.

The document states that some countries are pushing the paradigm of living well in harmony with nature; the right of the people to reaffirm their wealth; ancestral values ​​"do not steal, do not lie and do not be lazy" is included.

Immediate disposal of subsidiary forms of agriculture is claimed; a commitment to equal rights for women is expressed.

The G77 heads of state recognized chewing coca leaf as ancestral cultural manifestation of peoples of the Andean region, which must be respected by the international community.

The importance of allowing "vulture funds" stopped the restructuring of the external debt of the country, as also stresses the need for a more transparent rating is reiterated; the espionage conviction.

Among other points made by the president of Bolivia, are climate change, addressing the needs of small island countries, laws and regulations with extraterritorial effect is rejected, lists and certifications developed countries regarding terrorism, drug trafficking is rejected and trafficking.

Finally, another aspect of the express solidarity with the historical themes of the Falklands, Cuba and Palestine statement.

The Bolivian president expressed his admiration for working together to achieve that statement as the joint task enabled the realization of the international event which brought together delegations from 100 member countries of the G77 plus China and the Executive Secretary of the UN Ban Ki-moon.

traslation: Belén Zapata