Staff Correspondent | Wed,16 October 2019:
Antonio Guterres told that success in leaving no one back will remain ‘fabled’ if they do not target the people who are farthest behind first.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said this in a message marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty that falls on October 16.
Antonio Guterres told that let us recommit to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1 no poverty, and a fair globalization that works for all children, their families and communities
Antonio Guterres this year’s observance focuses on representation together to empower children, their families and communities for end poverty.
Antonio Guterres told that ending ultimate poverty is at the heart of the world’s try to achieve the SDGs and build a sustainable future for all.
He said that children are more than twice more likely to live in extreme poverty than adults and poverty condemns many children to lifelong difficulty and perpetuates an intergenerational transfer of deprivation. Now children will also live with the devastating consequences of climate change if we fail to raise ambition now.
He told that now, family oriented policies are also indispensable, including flexible working arrangements, parental leave and childcare support.
Guterres said from visitation zones to cyberspace, from unusual labor to sexual exploitation, girls are at particular risk but they are also a force for change, and every additional year a girl remains in school her average income over a lifetime increases, her chances of being married early decrease, and there are clear health and education benefits for her children, making it a key factor in breaking the cycle of poverty.
UN Secretary General remind that access to quality social services must be priority, yet today, almost two-thirds of children lack social protection coverage.