Opening remarks by Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann for the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis

Remarks by the President of the General Assembly Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann. A powerful speech that pushes us to move forward an agenda that is inclusive of the G192 to build a just and equitable society for ALL. He also stressed the necessity of keeping Mother Earth at the center of all that we do.

He stated: " There is a growing awareness that we are all sons and daughters of Earth and that we belong to her. As President Evo Morales has reminded us many times, she can live without us, but we cannot live without her. Our mission as human beings is to be the guardians and caretakers of the vitality and integrity of Mother Earth. Unfortunately, because of our excessive consumption and wastefulness, Earth has exceeded by 40 per cent her capacity to replace the goods and services she generously offers us."

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