On 30 June, India became a founding member of the United Nation(UN)’s ‘Alliance for Poverty eradication’ launched by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th United Nation’s General Assembly(UNGA).
Objective: – It aims to focus on efforts to boost the global economy and eradicate poverty after COVID 19 pandemic.
India Joined as Founding Member:-
India stressed that ending poverty lies in guaranteed quality education, health, clean water, housing and social security but not in financial compensation alone.
- The Alliance for Poverty Eradication will serve as a forum member for member states to raise awareness about the danger possesed to world peace, human rights and sustainable development by poverty.
- Modernisation of Agriculture, creation of jobs are among the goal of reducing poverty.
- Among the 17 Sustainable Development goals Poverty eradication is at the top.
- Approximately 2.1 billion people are classified as poor across the globe, among which 767 million are living in extreme poverty.
- Over 271 million people of India have moved out of poverty between 2006 to 2016, according to the United Nations Development programme.
- The Alliance will lead the voice of poverty eradication by starting with the nucleus of like-minded countries.
Note:- Bangladesh along with some other countries joined as founding members of ‘Alliance for Poverty Eradication’.
About United Nations:
Headquarters: New York, United States.
Secretary-General: Antonio Guterres