On September 20, during the annual political discussion at the UN General Assembly, Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, said that the problem of illegal migration can be solved by introducing a universal citizenship for all inhabitants of the Earth, TASS News Agency reports.
Morales said that “Bolivia condemns the construction of walls and the laws that criminalize migration”.
He added that the reasons for the migration crisis are rooted in the current world order, which focuses on consumption and profit, thereby promoting inequality and violence.
The President of Bolivia stressed that it is unacceptable to assign all responsibility for crises to a single migrant. Morales also said that some governments do not “strike at the root causes” such as “wars, the consequence of climate change and economic asymmetries amongst states,” that some states simply, “announce greater restrictions on migration policy, massive expulsions and the building of walls.”
“I once again say that there must be a Universal Pact to move towards the concept of universal citizenship, which we so desire,” Morales summarized.
The annual General Debate within the framework of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly is being held in New York. The theme of the annual Debate of the General Assembly is “Focusing on People – Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet”.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency