While addressing the opening session of the first ever “Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit”, the President had said that programs and actions for children have to take centre-stage in the national policy-making.
“We, indeed, have a moral obligation towards our children; towards their development and security and in giving them equal opportunity,"said President Pranab Mukherjee.
“The children are also denied education in several parts of the world. They are still suffering from malnutrition and are dying of preventable diseases. According to UNICEF, 80 percent of child deaths occur in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. In regions marred by armed conflicts, violence and insurgencies, children are the most affected. There are many children amongst refugees who face an uncertain future,” he added.
“We have a shared responsibility to reduce the inequalities that harm the underprivileged children more than any other age group. The path towards an equal future will come through prioritizing. The disparities in education, health and poverty indicators will have to be eliminated. The factors hampering the progress of disadvantaged children will have to be removed,” he added.
“We, indeed, have a moral obligation towards our children; towards their development and security, and in giving them equal opportunity. Let us commit ourselves to the noble task of fulfilment and protection of child rights everywhere. Our children will inherit a world that we would devolve them. It is our responsibility to ensure that such a world is a better place than what we were given,” President Mukherjee said.
“Developing economies, which are closely tied to climate-sensitive sectors like agriculture and forestry, are more vulnerable to climate change,” he added.
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