The Bolivian president participates for the third time in this event of the multilateral organization held in New York, USA.
The president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, speaks this Tuesday at the 78th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), an event that focuses its debate on “reestablishing trust and reactivating solidarity” on the actions to be taken by States to comply with the 2030 Agenda.
Prior to his intervention, the Bolivian president reported on Monday that he handed over his country’s baton to the vice president, David Choquehuanca, to travel to New York, USA, where the 193 countries that make up this international organization meet.
Maple, who participates for the third time in the UN General Assemblywill speak on topics of global interest raised in the organization’s debate such as climate change, the fight against hunger, poverty, armed conflicts, sustainable economic development, health, gender equality, among other topics.
The “unjust world order”
In his first speech to the UN in September 2021, during the 76th Session, Arce denounced the “unjust world order,” the role of the Organization of American States (OAS) in coups d’etatlike the one executed against former president Evo Morales in 2019, and advocated for the release of patents for vaccines against covid-19.
On that occasion also denounced the interference of the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, as well as “other governments in the region”, such as that of the then president Mauricio Macri in Argentina, the representative of the European Union, Josep Borrel, among “other organizations of international origin.”
Likewise, he referred to “the multidimensional crisis of capitalism”, inequality between countries, poverty, obstacles to industrialization, access to new technologies, global external debt relief, climate crisis“the excessive predation of natural resources”, the “criminal blockade” against Cuba, the imposition of unilateral coercive measures, the right of Bolivia to obtain “a free, sovereign and useful exit to the Pacific Ocean” and the sovereignty of the Islands Malvinas.
Interference to control lithium
In his second participation during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly held in September 2022, Arce rejected the “interference and desire for destabilization” of democracy in his country in order to control lithium, a strategic natural resource of which Bolivia has the largest reserves in the world.
Likewise, Arce denounced on that occasion that the commander of the US Southern Command, Laura Richardson, spoke about the call ‘Lithium triangle’, made up of Bolivia, Argentina and Chileand said that that area was “in the crosshairs” of that North American country, so he asked the UN to take action.
The Bolivian president also called for strengthening multilateralism to “face the new and old threats that threaten humanity,” He asked to declare the world a “zone of peace” In the face of “the considerable number of armed conflicts” that exist, he regretted the increase in hunger and proposed a global program of food sovereignty, urged the restructuring of the world financial architecture to alleviate external debt, and rejected the “impositions” of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). ).
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