Modi suggests 10 ‘noble commitments’ for global transformation
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested at the 9th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit that ten commitments should be made by the five-member bloc for their role in global transformation. The remarks were made at the Dialogue of Emerging Markets and Developing countries.
The Ten commitments suggested by him:
- Creating a safer world by an organised and coordinated action on at least three issues: counter-terrorism, cyber security and disaster management
- Creating a greener world by taking concerted action on countering climate change
- Creating an enabled world by sharing and deploying suitable technologies to enhance efficiency, economy and effectiveness
- Creating an inclusive world by economic mainstreaming of our people including in the banking and financial system
- Creating a digital world by bridging the digital divide within and outside our economies
- Creating a skilled world by giving future-ready skills to millions of our youth
- Creating a healthier world by cooperating in research and development to eradicate diseases, and enabling affordable health care for all.
Policies and initiatives that India has taken in this regard:
- The bedrock of India’s development agenda laid in the notion of “sabka saath, sabka vikaas” (collective effort, inclusive growth). Also, India has mapped each of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to its own development programmes and schemes
- The three-pronged approach of providing a bank account to the unbanked, providing a biometric identity to all, and using innovative mobile governance solutions, has enabled direct benefit transfers to almost 360 million people for the first time
- India has also initiated initiatives such as the International Solar Alliance
- Through these agenda points, and action on them, we will be contributing directly to the welfare of the global community in addition to welfare of our own people