Navigation Links
CBM USA stands up and speaks out to world leaders on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Date:10/16/2007

GREENVILLE, SC, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ - The numbers are staggering -- over 20% of people living in poverty in developing countries have a disability.

"It's not the impairment or disability which creates dependency and poverty in people with disabilities, but their exclusion from mainstream social, economic and political opportunities," says Ron Nabors, Chief Executive Officer of CBM USA.

"We have to work together to stand up and speak out on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to encourage all governments to honour their commitments."

In 2000, leaders of 189 countries signed the Millennium Development Goals, a global plan to halve poverty by 2015. Every day, 50,000 people die as a result of extreme poverty. Over 1.2 billion people live on less than $1 per day - yet the world has never been so prosperous.

The world has enough money, resources and technology to end poverty forever. This year, 2007, marks the halfway point to achieving the MDGs, but at this rate many Goals will not be met.

"It is more urgent than ever that we intensify our efforts to encourage promises made to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and end poverty are kept," says Nabors.

Can you image having a disability, being the poorest of the poor? It's a terrible vicious cycle. People are poor because they are disabled and disabled because they are poor. Because they have disabilities, they cannot get a proper education or make an adequate living which leads to poverty and poverty continues the cycle of disabilities.

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated October 17th to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries - a need that has become a development priority.

CBM currently supports 1,011 disability-focused projects in 112 countries Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

CBM is an expert at helping people with disabilities throughout the developing world.


'/>"/>
SOURCE CBMI Canada
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. India Stands Eighth Among South Asian Countries in Infant Mortality Rates
2. Jessica Alba Prefers One-night Stands!
3. Sleeping Position Speaks A Lot About The Couples Relationship
4. Gender Might Have a Say in How Your Child Speaks
5. Hillary Clinton Speaks Up Strongly for Stem Cell Research
6. Oracle Corp. to help build worlds first "Digital Hospital"
7. The World Bank funds private Hospital in India
8. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
9. Half of worlds children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO
10. Ajanta Launches Worlds First Once-A-Day Nimesulide Oral Formulation
11. Televisions ruling babys world!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TherapySites, the ... affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to ... Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star ... , Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered ... both correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, ... editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title ... Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women ... diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate ... that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, ... aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and ... necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing ... thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... date financial data derived from varied research sources to present ... impact on the market during the next five years, including ... sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS , ... students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is ... 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org ... let type 1 diabetes stand in the way of ... has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: