United Nations: The top United Nations official while describing the father of Indian Constitution- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as a global “icon” for the marginalised people, has voiced the world body’s commitment to working closely with the India to support the people realising the vision of the noted Indian social reformer, of empowerment and social and economic equality.
Helen Clark- the United Nations Development Programme- UNDP Administrator found stated in her keynote address at the Special event which was organised by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations to remember- the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar for the first time at the world body. She (Helen) further said that “on behalf of the UNDP, I commend India on celebrating this important anniversary at the UN.”
Moreover, Helen further said that “we are committed to continuing our very close partnership with India to help realising the vision of the 2030 Agenda”. Also she said they are also set to ensure that the vision of the Dr. Ambedkar becomes reality “for the poor and marginalised around the world.”
Helen Clark who is also a candidate among the others for the post of the next United Nations Secretary General, was addressing at the event at world body on 125th birth anniversary of the Indian Constitution’s principal architect. This event was organized by the association with the civil society advocacy groups Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation of the Human Horizon.
There were number of scholars, diplomats present as an audience in the event and also some of the other Dr. Ambedkar’s followers were also present at the event. While so, Ms. Clark also found stated that occasion commemorates the “legacy of a very great man” who understood that “rising and persistent inequalities” pose fundamental challenges to the economic and social well- being of the nations and people.
Ms. Clark who was also the former New Zealand Prime Minister also said that the work of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on the empowerment and inclusion of excluded groups, reforms of the labour laws and also towards the promotion of the education for all made his an “icon” for the marginalised people in India and in other countries too.