Ollanta Humala: to achieve development we must integrate growth, social inclusion and the environment

September 26, 2015

The President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, highlighted today at the United Nations that in order to achieve development it is necessary to integrate sustained economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection, adding that the 2030 agenda presents challenges that go beyond eradication of extreme poverty.

“Today we are committed to renewing and strengthening a global alliance that allows us to deliver to future generations a world without poverty, but also inclusive and sustainable. In other words, a morally sustainable world ”.

The Peruvian president delivered a speech at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development held in New York and there explained that his country has met the goals agreed by world leaders in 2000 before the deadlines expired.

In this regard, he recalled that in that year more than half of the population of Peru lived in poverty, while at this time that proportion is less than a quarter.

He specified that during his four years in office, more than 1.3 million Peruvians have risen out of poverty and have joined productive activity.

“Today Peru is considered an emerging country that attracts investment and generates opportunities for all its citizens,” said Ollanta Humala.

He also highlighted the importance of the next Climate Summit to be held in Paris in December and considered that this event “will be decisive in guiding our societies towards a low-carbon development pattern, with greater resilience and that takes into account the needs and expectations of the inhabitants most vulnerable to change ”.

September 26, 2015

The President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, highlighted today at the United Nations that in order to achieve development it is necessary to integrate sustained economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection, adding that the 2030 agenda presents challenges that go beyond eradication of extreme poverty.

“Today we are committed to renewing and strengthening a global alliance that allows us to deliver to future generations a world without poverty, but also inclusive and sustainable. In other words, a morally sustainable world ”.

The Peruvian president delivered a speech at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development held in New York and there explained that his country has met the goals agreed by world leaders in 2000 before the deadlines expired.

In this regard, he recalled that in that year more than half of the population of Peru lived in poverty, while at this time that proportion is less than a quarter.

He specified that during his four years in office, more than 1.3 million Peruvians have risen out of poverty and have joined productive activity.

“Today Peru is considered an emerging country that attracts investment and generates opportunities for all its citizens,” said Ollanta Humala.

He also highlighted the importance of the next Climate Summit to be held in Paris in December and considered that this event “will be decisive in guiding our societies towards a low-carbon development pattern, with greater resilience and that takes into account the needs and expectations of the inhabitants most vulnerable to change ”.