teleSUR English on Sep 20, 2017
Speech in the 72nd General Assembly in New York, Sept. 19, 2017.
Sept. 19, 2017
EVO MORALES AYMA, President of Bolivia, expressing solidarity with the people of Mexico following that day’s earthquake, said that much of the promise of the United Nations had come to nothing. Rather than making progress, the world was slipping backwards. War and violent conflict had persisted, while 2017 was the hottest year in world history. Emphasizing that all countries must comply with the Paris Agreement, he said it was unjustifiable that the United States had decided to turn its back on that instrument. That country was among the main polluters and its Government had become a threat to Mother Earth, he said.
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This is a splendid address; but quite alarmingly, to what appears to be a half-empty (or should I say half-full?) chamber. Evidently, many UN worthies have far better things to occupy themselves with, than unpalatable “Nature talk” sentiments from a ‘left-leaning’ indigenous “third-world” leader.
Market forces will never solve our problems ~ how true that is. Unregulated markets ride rough-shod over the sacred.
How extremely sad….to witness the absence of those who are most in need of mature engagement with these fundamental truths ~ like the preciousness of pure, unpolluted water.
How noble, these politically incorrect ‘sentiments.’
Glad you enjoyed it, too, David. As far as the size of the audience, most nations’ presidents don’t have the time to sit through all the others’ speeches for the days that this is going on. Thankfully, the various media outlets have recorded and shared the videos so we can watch the speeches of many of these leaders of countries not usually in Western media. More at https://www.youtube.com/user/telesurenglish/videos.
Thanks Lo, for the link; ‘our’ BBC (colloquially known as “Auntie”) introduced its comprehensive Parliament channel nearly 20 years ago; & its content is actually often very good.
I must investigate what public communication services the UN provides…
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