Evo Morales delivered first speech in U.N. Security Council

Monday, 2 January, 2017 - 10:45

Bolivia's President Evo Morales said at the Security Council of the United Nations on Sunday that the country will be the voice of the people and will fight for a planet without "invaders" or "invaded" people.

Morales’s words came as Bolivia became a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the third time — the other times from 1964 to 1965 and from 1978 to 1979.

He also took to Twitter to send further messages of Bolivia’s hope, writing that the world must "work together to secure the people’s rights to development, and to fight capitalism which tries to commodify everything."

Bolivia was incorporated as a non-permanent member on Sunday, along with Ethiopia, Italy, Kazakhstan and Sweden.