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UNGA President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande Launched ‘Alliance for Poverty Eradication’; India Joins as Founding Member

India joins UN’s ‘Alliance for Poverty Eradication’ as founding memberOn 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.

Key Points:-

  • 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’.

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Headquarters: New York, United States.
Secretary-General:  Antonio Guterres