Poverty removal, child care should be on post-2015 agenda: India

India has told the UN that poverty eradication and special attention to children’s needs should be the central goal for the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that youngsters get a protective and nurturing environment. 568 million children globally are still living in extreme poverty and persisting challenge of inadequate investment for their well-being is often exacerbated by economic crises, natural disasters and armed conflict. This has to be accompanied by focused cross-cutting strategies, including capacity development, partnerships, social inclusion and knowledge management aligned with national policies and priorities.

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