Development Cooperation Handbook/Interviews/C B Rao
Senior officer of the United Nations
Varanasi, India, Feb 2011
Is there a difference in the way different cultures see "development"?[edit | edit source]
Sharing knowledge and resources[edit | edit source]
What is "global citizenship ?"[edit | edit source]
We must feel it our moral responsibility to help our fellow citizens. The idea of a country or a nation state is history. Today, our economies are intertwined and so are people intertwined both electronically and ecologically.
Once, crossing the oceans was like crossing a whole world. Today people move back and forth easily. Today, boundaries do not matter. So, we cannot remain oblivious to suffering anywhere in the world. And this is what global citizenship is all about.