Survival, Protection and Development of Children

Youth population of every society represents its future, in developing countries with large population the survival, protection and development of youth is a more urgent requirement than infrastructural development. The youth of today forms the basis of leadership of tomorrow it is therefore necessary that values for a better future are inculcated in their education and upbringing. This issue which has been the centre of concentrated efforts before was amongst the chief issues discussed by members of the Non –aligned Movement in their recent 12th summit.

Social development is closely associated with economic growth which in turns reflects the social and political aspirations of the population ,amongst the members in the summit almost all were comprised by huge large youth populations it was therefore necessary that leaders took notice and framed polices for a changing world and population.

It was therefore declared that all sectors of civil society were to be seen as primary responsibility of all the members’ governments. Social integration was the area most stressed at by the leaders; some key issues include Eradication of Poverty, food, health, education, employment and housing issues. These issues as can be seen in the past can only be successful with the necessary national and international cooperation. For the necessary implementation the need for an adequate international agency was thus also expressed.

A multi-dimensional approach with a targeted focus on key issues need to be combined in this program that meet the basic needs of all, ensure access of all to productive resources, opportunities, public services and enhance social protection and reduce vulnerability. Sustained economic growth is crucial for raising living standards and for eliminating poverty which threaten participation of many developing nations on a global scale.

The Heads of Governments were urged to substantially increase public expenditure for social development within their countries and called on the international community, and in particular the developed countries and international organizations and to assist in providing both the required financial and technical resources to the developing countries to support their efforts.

The leaders stressed that such investment would underline solidarity and afford increased equity, greater productivity and welfare in the whole world. It was underlined that such an investment would, in essence, be an act of solidarity and equity, and result in greater productivity and increased social welfare amongst member states.

The twenty first century was seen as the basis of change for human civilization, ideas which in the past were difficult to access due to restrictions of geography and time can today be overcome at a click of the switch. The idea of globalization or of a single international market served as the basis for the above mentioned dream, nature which was incomprehensible in the past could be studied and analysed due to process in science and technology.
Despite these facts it cannot be ignored that a majority of the world still lives in poverty where access to basic necessities of life is still a problem, the majority of this population lives in the developing nations. The decisions and the message received from the 12th NAM summit clearly tries to change the present towards a better tomorrow, but in terms of implementation the way will be tough since many among the member states are still in a primary growth of resources, even help form international forums may not prove to be a solution for some problems which require time and necessary human intervention to develop.

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