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Third Committee Debate on Social Development

On October 2, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, gave an intervention during the Third Committee debate on Agenda Item 27 (a,b), dedicated to Social Development.

In his statement, Archbishop Auza said while progress is being made in the eradication of poverty, increasing inequality, the recent rise in the number of people suffering from hunger, and the number of people still left behind cannot but concern the international community. Real social development must be integrally focused on people to achieve lasting gains, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalized. The global economy should seek to benefit everyone materially and spiritually, with subsidiarity and the solidarity of encounter. He singled out the needs of the elderly, disabled, youth and migrants.

His intervention can be found here.