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Building a Just World - Essays in honour of Muchkund Dubey

President Pranab Mukherjee  said millions of people in the world dream of and aspire for a just world and praised former foreign secretary Muchkund Dubey as one of those individuals who deserves salute for working towards creating such a world.Receiving the first copy of "Building a Just World, Essays in honour of Muchkund Dubey" at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Mukherjee said Mr Dubey is among those individuals who helped frame policies and contributed towards highlighting issues that "have to be addressed, and cannot be brushed under the carpet anymore".

Mr Dubey is credited with writing a major part of the UN report on the First Development Decade.The president said the insights provided by Mr Dubey help in understanding many of the complex problems afflicting the world today, especially at a time when the UN is to adopt a post-2015 agenda for sustainable development.Commenting on the climate change negotiations, the president said "users (countries) have to pay to meet the needs of everybody, but not the greed, and we are demanded to pay for the greed of a few for wanton destruction" of the earth's resources, that has affected the Earth's climate.

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