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Hunger and poverty


 

The end of hunger, by the Master –
Hunger and starvation are man-made. Events will soon create a leveling, which will demonstrate to rich and poor, their brotherhood.

Global Marshall Plan - a planetary contract
 by Dunja Müller and Dr. Michael Stöger
An interview with Professor Franz J. Radermacher about how a Global Marshall Plan can eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, as well as create environmental sustainability and international security.

Recurring questions on Third World development, by Carrol Joy Discussion of several commonly held beliefs about hunger, poverty and other issues of Third World development, which distort and delay attempts to address human suffering.

End of a dark chapter, by the Master –
The end of communism and apartheid, and the birth of new democracies signal man's positive response to Maitreya's presence in the world.

Twelve myths about hunger
An article based on the book, "World Hunger - 12 Myths," which refutes some of the most common myths about the problem of hunger. 

Five myths about poverty  
The 1998 Human Development Report debunks myths about poverty and environmental problems in the developing world. 

Poverty, crime and self-esteem: the crucial connection, interview with Benjamin Creme by Monte Leach
Esotericist Benjamin Creme explains that when people begin to share resources, through a variety of social, economic and political reforms, people will feel less threatened, and there will be less crime. 

The needs of the poor come first, interview with Devaki Jain, by Monte Leach
An interview with development economist and activist, Devaki Jain, about the politics of poverty and inequality, illustrated by Mahatma Gandhi's 'crucible test'.

State of the world’s children: Poor nutrition linked to nearly seven million child deaths a year
The 1998 State of the World's Children Report cites malnutrition as the cause of more child deaths than infectious diseases, war or natural disasters. 

Breaking the pattern of poverty, by Monte Leach 
An interview with Fawzi Al-Sultan, President of the UN agency, The International Fund for Agricultural Development, in which he explains the importance of full participation, empowerment and training, in addition to microcredit, in equipping poor communities for productive, self-sustaining economic futures.

Banishment of poverty an affordable goal
A summary of the United Nations Human Development Report 1997 citing advances in economic opportunity which have dramatically reduced poverty in some areas, while noting those in which human poverty has yet to be addressed.  


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First published April 1999, Last modified: 15-Oct-2005