Yunus addresses Mexican development conference

Staff Correpondent | Published: 20:32, Jun 25,2019


Muhammad Yunus addresses a national conference in Mexico City recently at the invitation of the Mexican president. -- New Age photo

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus addressed a national conference in Mexico City recently at the invitation of the Mexican president to share his experience in poverty eradication with the host government.

The conference, attended by nearly all cabinet ministers and the parliament speaker, launched the National Agenda for 2030 to attain the Sustainable Development Goals of the central American country.

Ending poverty and corruption were the overriding commitment on which the newly elected Mexican president fought and won a landslide victory in the election, said a press release from Yunus Centre in Dhaka on Tuesday.

During the nationally televised event in the packed conference hall of the foreign ministry, professor Yunus highlighted his vision of three zero economy— zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero net carbon emissions through redesigning theoretical framework of economics.

He said we can only continue to produce more poverty and more corruption if we follow old concepts and framework.

‘By going along old roads, one can only reach the same old destination.

If we want to reach a new destination we have to build new roads,’ he said.

He elaborated his ideas of social business and entrepreneurship for all young people. He proposed new financial framework to support the entrepreneurship of people at individual level.

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