Nepal attaches great importance to the full attainment of the MDGs

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Khil Raj Regmi, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Nearly one billion people will still be forced to live in extreme poverty by 2015, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Nepal told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

Chairman Khil Rag Regmi said that looking at what he describes as "this unfair and unjust scenario", one can hardly envision global sustainability without a system of economic growth and development that ensures the progress and well-being of all in an equitable, inclusive and judicious manner.

” We can hardly realize sustainable development when pervasive poverty, unsustainable consumption and production patterns and spiralling environmental degradation are allowed to continue. Nepal attaches great importance to the full attainment of the MDGs. In the Rio+ 20, our countries saw wisdom to take the MDGs forward with greater vigour through universally applicable sustainable development goals.”

Duration:  34″

Chairman Khil Rag Regmi said that any new development agenda that does not keep the elimination of extreme poverty at the centre stage loses the spirit of sustainability.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

Duration: 1’12″

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