Prime Minister of India’s call to solve the problems of people living in abject poverty – United Nations General Assembly

Speech of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2013.

The Hindu, September 28, 2013

Statement by H.E. Dr. Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India at the General Debate of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

[…] Growth and inclusive development are naturally important for all our countries. They require a supportive international economic environment, enhanced investment flows, including from multilateral development banks, transfer of technology, and an open multilateral trading regime.

But the problems of over a billion people living in abject poverty around the world need to be attacked more directly. Poverty remains a major political and economic challenge and its eradication requires special attention and a new thrust. This priority should anchor the post-2015 Development Agenda, which should be shaped by the member states so that it enjoys the broadest possible support and acceptance. […]

In India, we promote inclusive development in multiple ways. Legislation has broadened access to education and secured rural livelihoods. We are now building the world’s largest programme for food security. Digital technology is being harnessed to improve the delivery of public services and benefits to the people. […]

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Source: Manmohan Singh’s speech at the 68th UN General Assembly – The Hindu
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