KATHMANDU, Sep 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reiterated that the government is committed to ensuring that “no one remains hungry, and no one dies of hunger”.
Addressing a high-level virtual side event at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, PM Oli said that the government is committed to securing human rights as early as possible to end all forms of poverty in the country.
“As the country begins the decade of implementation of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, progress in poverty reduction should be a primary indicator of assessing our overall performance. The Constitution of Nepal enshrines several indicators of multiple poverty as fundamental rights of the citizens that include right to food, right to basic education and primary health care, right to clean water and sanitation, right to decent housing, and right to social protection. The constitution guides us to strive for establishing an egalitarian society,” said PM Oli, adding that the country's economic policies are aimed at promoting economic growth with equity and social justice.
PM Oli further added that the government has a goal to end all forms of discriminations, deprivation and improve the quality of lives of the people. “We have implemented targeted programs to reduce poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and improve the delivery of essential services. Income-generating activities through government-targeted programs, micro finance services, and interventions of cooperative and community organizations have been successful in reducing absolute poverty more than one percentage point every year for some years now,” said Oli, while addressing the UN assembly.