has improved the lives of people throughout the world, but it has also widened
the gap between rich and poor...Working to end poverty will make the world safer.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
against nations are fought to change maps; wars against poverty are fought to
map change." |
poverty and long suffering of farmers and indigenous peoples that I have seen
has planted in me the principle that justice must be fought for them."
Dewi Rana Amir
devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political
unrest and fuels conflict."|
Whether our task
is fighting poverty, stemming the spread of disease or saving innocent lives from
mass murder, we have seen that we cannot succeed without the leadership of the
strong and the engagement of all.
us work in partnerships between rich and poor to improve the opportunities of
all human beings to build better lives."
this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, let us recognize that extreme
poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere. Let us recall that
poverty is a denial of human rights. For the first time in history, in this age
of unprecedented wealth and technical prowess, we have the power to save humanity
from this shameful scourge. Let us summon the will to do it."
is the parent of revolution and crime." |
who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be
-- James A. Baldwin
you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then. |
who have so much, must do more to help those in need. And most of all, we must
live simply, so that others may simply live. |
Poverty is everyone's
problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or
religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are
ALL touched by poverty.
-- Kathleen Blanco
know that government doesn't have the all solutions that real solutions do not
come from the top down. Instead, the ways to end poverty come from all of us.
We are part of the solution.
-- Governor Kathleen Blanco
about it: Every educated person is not rich, but almost every education person
has a job and a way out of poverty. So education is a fundamental solution to
-- Governor Kathleen Blanco
is not about charity, it's about justice... The
war against terror is bound up in the war against
poverty - I didn't say that, Colin Powell said that
. . .
these disturbing and distressing times, surely it's
cheaper, and smarter, to make friends out of potential
enemies than it is to defend yourself against them..Justice
is the surest way to get peace.
we have the will to make poverty history?
On trade, our hypocrisy
is at its most appalling. Trade reform isn't about charity, it's about justice,
and this campaign, Trade Justice is an unstoppable idea.
wouldn't cost too much to change the rules of trade so that poor countries can
work their way out of poverty. But the world's leaders won't act unless they hear
enough people telling them. And every day they fail to act, thousands of people
die because they can't afford the basics of survival.
Everywhere I go, I see
very much the same thing. I see the same compassion for people who live half a
world away. I see the same concern about events beyond these borders. And, increasingly,
I see the same conviction that we can and we must join together to stop the scourge
of AIDS and poverty.
combined efforts of millions of concerned citizens could do wonders to help the
impoverished. The American people are ready for action! |
is something more than the absence of war, although some nations would be thankful
for that alone today. A durable and equitable peace system requires equal development
opportunities for all nations. |
is no mere matter of men fighting or not fighting. Peace, to have meaning for
many who have known only suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into
bread or rice, shelter, health, and education, as well as freedom and human dignity
- a steadily better life. If peace is to be secure, long-suffering and long-starved,
forgotten peoples of the world, the underprivileged and the undernourished, must
begin to realize without delay the promise of a new day and a new life.
you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have
no food, they call you a communist. |
a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly
governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.