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What We Can Do


Whether we recognize it or not ending poverty is the agenda. The conditions that allow poverty to persist also shape our future prospects. Security and prosperity cannot endure in a world where so many live in desperate situations, where wealth is the entitlement of the few.

The United Nations recognized this when it said that achieving a minimum standard of living that ensures global prosperity and security is the challenge of our times.

What We Can Do, A 10-Point Agenda for Global Action Against Poverty provides a clear understanding of poverty and the actions we can take to end it. It identifies ten key areas that collectively address the range of factors that create and perpetuate poverty.

The 10-Pont Agenda is a part of a broader sustained campaign called in common. Over 100 organizations, working on the front lines of social justice, humanitarian aid, economic and democratic development, – both in Canada and in the developing world, – have joined together under the in common banner. We share the conviction that the eradication of poverty is a moral imperative, and a practical possibility.

The goal to end poverty is rooted not just in a sense of crises, or injustice, but of possibility. It’s focused. It’s practical. It’s achievable. It is not a call to charity but a call to humanity, justice, and equity, – necessary if we are all to prosper. It’s an agenda that leads to actions that leads, – with your help, – to solutions.

The Ten Point Agenda
What We Can Do
1998

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation is Canada’s independent national voice for international development. Together with 80+ member organizations, The Council seeks to end global poverty and promote social justice and human dignity for all.

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation is committed to making this goal a public and political priority and to encouraging the actions necessary to make a poverty-free world a reality.

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

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