Growth and inclusive development important for all countries: India

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Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of the Republic of India

Setting the stage for the post-2015 Development Agenda is especially important as we deal with a lingering slowdown and continuing volatility in the financial markets. That's what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

He said these have imposed disproportionately heavy costs on developing countries and especially their vulnerable groups.

“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 one billion people living in abject poverty around the world need to be attacked, and attacked  more directly. Poverty remains a major political and economic challenge and its eradication requires special attention and a new collective thrust.”

Duration:  55″

Prime Minister Singh suggested that 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. He said issues of peace, security, human rights and governance are important and need to be addressed.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

Duration:  1’33″

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