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Participation at the 50th session of the Commission for social development

Published Thursday February 02 2012

In her statement at the 50th session of the Commission for Social Development, the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg reminded that much has been achieved in terms of poverty eradication since the Summit on Social Development was held in Copenhagen in 1995, but that much remains to be done. Ambassador Lucas particularly stressed that the growing gap between the richest and the poorest parts of societies is unacceptable and that the creation of jobs combined with the development of solid social security systems must be at the core of an equitable and sustainable development. She also referred to the domestic debate in Luxembourg and measures that the Government has undertaken in this regard, as well as to the importance it attaches to the development of the social sectors in its development cooperation policy.

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