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Eradicating Poverty: Moving Forward as One

Postby onepence » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:43 am

Baha'i International Community issues statement on poverty eradication


15 February 2008 (BWNS)

A new statement from the Baha'i International Community calls for a coherent, principle-based approach to the eradication of global poverty.

BIC representatives introduced the statement, "Eradicating Poverty: Moving Forward as One," yesterday at a luncheon held at their offices across from the United Nations. About 40 representatives from various non-governmental organizations and UN agencies gathered for the presentation.

Tahirih Naylor, a representative of the BIC to the United Nations, said ...

As part of that process, the BIC contacted selected members of the Baha'i community around the world and asked them to organize discussions on poverty and human rights involving individuals from the local level.

"These discussions took place in six countries -- Brazil, Guyana, Haiti, India, Namibia and Turkey -- and the consultations there provided first-hand experiences and impressions from individuals who are most affected by poverty."

To read Eradicating Poverty: Moving Forward as One, click here. ... 8-0214.htm

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