Participating in a session on 'Tackling Climate, Development and Growth' at the WEF annual meet, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stressed that everyone should strive to make a world where "nobody is left behind".

"All policies must be people centric. We should make a world where nobody is left behind. Must utilise women and youth to their full potential," he said.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that robust growth should have large impact on the poor, in order to eradicate poverty.
"We have to change poverty elasticity of growth... Most importantly the relationship between growth and poverty needs to be changed. That would have a bigger impact," he said.
According to the UN chief, there should be partnership between government and business leaders, who in turn can use vast supply chain networks. The civil society should come together, he added. Noting that sustainable development and climate change are not two different things, he said these are two sides of the same coin.

According to Kim, there should be a framework for financing the development goals. "These will cost money but we have to do much more than that," he added.

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