Address by His Excellency Evo Morales Ayma, Constitutional President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia at the General debate of the 67th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (New York, 25-29 September and 1 October 2012).
The original UN broadcast without translation, in Spanish (Espanol), is here:
Address with English translation is here:
excerpt from an English translation of his speech ::
Natural resources oil, gas, are they public or private?…
my recommendation brothers & sisters is nationalized recovery of natural resources. Natural resources can not belong to the transnationals [corporations], they belong to the people of the world under state administration… we guaranteed basic services as basic human rights – they can not be in private hands – it is a task for the state. Light, water, electricity, communications – we nationalized them & turned them into human rights. It is so important for these basic services to be human rights…I wish to invite you to an international meeting on 21st of December this year. An invitation to receive the new cycle, a cycle of harmony for mother earth. It would take too long to tell you about the knowledge of our indigenous brothers in Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, but we are issuing this invitation to hold a virtual debate and also in person on the following topics:
1. Global crisis of capitalism
2. Crisis of civilization – world government, capitalism, socialism, community, culture of life.
3. Climate crisis – Relationship of the human being with nature
4. Energy – community energy – energy of change
5. Awareness of Mother Earth
6. Recovery of ancestral customs…, natural cosmic calendar,
7. Living well as a solution to the global crisis because we affirm once again that to live better, we can only live better by not plundering our natural resources. This is a profound debate that i would like to have with the rest of the world.
8. Food sovereignty – security with food sovereignty
9. Integration, brotherhood, community, economy, complementarity, right to communication,
community learning, the new human being, a holistic approach, the end of patriarchy, self knowledge, awakening, and of course health – which is so important.-And I would like to say that according to the Mayan Calendar the 21st of December marks the end of the non-time and the beginning of time. It is the end of the Macha & the beginning of the Pacha. It is the end of selfishness & the beginning of brotherhood. It is the end of individualism & the beginning of collectivism… the 21st of December this year.
-The scientists know very well that this marks the end of an anthropocentric life and the beginning of a biocentric life. It is the end of hatred & the beginning of love. The end of lies & the beginning of truth. It is the end of sadness & the beginning of joy. It is the end of division & the beginning of unity. This is a theme to be developed, that is why… we invite you, those who bet on mankind, we invite those who want to share their instances for the good of mankind…
-We have an obligation as delegates… we have to think about how to shoulder the responsibilities and this means… putting an end to powers – we are not at a time of continuing to praise the powers.
We are at the time of people, at a time to free people, to constantly look for economic & social equality among all persons. This is the time to bring dignity to all inhabitants…
-I wish to commend the statements which questioned interventionism, military bases & troops. There will only be social peace when we change these economic policies and put an end to military bases and interventionism.
My respect goes to those who resist the military intervention of powers. That is not a solution, that is something we have learned. That is why we hope that these debates will serve to think about life & about humanity.
Excerpted from an English translation from the last ~7 mins of Bolivian President Evo Morale’s speech