Tuesday, July 17, 2012


There are abundant opportunities in the 21st century for social, economic and political advancement for young people. Investing in young people, especially adolescent girls, is one of the smartest investments a country can make. With health, education and opportunities, they will be equipped to contribute fully to society. The decision these young people make will shape our world and the prospects of future generations.

           Now, I would like to draw attention to the challenges of environmental sustainability. It is important to meet the needs of seven billion people while protecting the balance of nature that sustain life. Shortages of water and land are becoming a problem, and the resilience of ecosystems is being threatened. Human activity has already altered every part of our planet, including its climate. It is so sad to note that impoverished populations who contribute the least to climate change are likely to suffer the most from drought, floods, heat waves and other climate-related disasters. Greater social equality and slower population growth will help make cooperative solutions possible.

The next important thing we do need to focus is the unprecedented challenge of ageing populations. Direct consequence of the ongoing global fertility transition and of mortality decline at older ages, population ageing is expected to be among the most prominent global demographic trends of the 21st century. Population ageing has many important socio-economic and health consequences. It presents challenges for public health as well as for economic development and social security. While more developed countries have higher proportions of older persons, less developed, countries are ageing at a faster pace, with less time to prepare. If older persons remain active in the workforce, they can contribute much to their families, communities and countries. This may require a rethinking of work, family and institutional arrangements.

In connection with the theme of the world population day, I would now like to turn briefly on the current situation of our country. Poverty alleviation is one of the important tasks and “National level workshop on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation” is aiming at improving the living conditions for rural people and alleviation poverty by creating economic opportunities for them.

In conclusion, on this auspicious occasion would like to express my sincere thanks for making this commemoration of the World Population Day a success. Let us all aspire with the noble aim to promote the quality of life of the individuals and families, thus creating a better, healthier and happier world at 7 billion.

Thank you,

1 comment:

manisha said...

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