UN chief calls for a rethink of approach to development

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Secretary-General receives Honorary Doctorate Degree and delivers remarks following the ceremony at Jamia Islamia University

There is a need for the international community to rethink its approach to development, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Mr. Ban spoke at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in India where he received an honorary doctorate.

The Secretary-General said economic growth by itself is not enough.

"The world needs inclusive growth that reduces inequalities – growth that moves people from the margins to the mainstream – growth that integrates the economic, social and environmental instead of growth that pits these goals against each other. That is why we have made the challenge of sustainable development the leading priority of the United Nations."

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