Madagascar on Eradication of Poverty
Topic: Eradication of Poverty
Delegate: Jason Xhelilaj from Royal Oak High School
While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, many citizens of developing countries yet live on less than the internationally agreed poverty line; US$1.90 a day. Although progress has been made worldwide, up to 42% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below this line; Madagascar being of the poorest. This poverty doesn’t just refer to lack of income, although it does directly affect every other aspect. Hunger, limited access to basic service, social discrimination, as well as a lack of participation in UN related decision making.
As the United Nations, it is our duty to foster cooperation between nations in order to solve economic and social problems of countries willing to take the help. In order to help the worsening state of Sub-Saharan African countries, we must apply long-term, sustainable goals with the purpose of providing resources and improving cooperation. These goals should also aim to provide sound policy frameworks regarding poverty at national levels, based on providing equal rights to economic resources to each and every citizen.
As mentioned, this system should be long-term and focus on meeting smaller targets along the way. We must leave no country asking to be helped behind and focus on making sure they meet their targets by the specified dates. Meeting this development agenda requires the aforementioned policy framework to support full employment and decent work for all, social integration, rising productivity and a favorable working and living environment.
- Jason Xhelilaj