Capacity building crucial to eradicating poverty

United Nations—11 January 2012

May Akale, a representative of the Baha'i International Community, prepares to deliver an oral statement to the UN Commission on Social Development on Monday 14 February. 'Efforts to eradicate poverty must be guided by a vision of human prosperity in the fullest sense of the term – a dynamic coherence between the material and spiritual dimensions of human life,' said Ms. Akale.

Baha'i International Community Alternate Representative, Ms. May Akale, delivers oral statement at the Commission.

Initiatives to address poverty should give attention to strengthening the moral, ethical and spiritual capacities of individuals and communities.

That was among the messages delivered by the Baha'i International Community and other NGOs at this year's Commission for Social Development.

"Efforts to eradicate poverty must be guided by a vision of human prosperity in the fullest sense of the term – a dynamic coherence between the material and spiritual dimensions of human life," said May Akale, a representative of the Baha'i International Community, in an oral statement to the Commission on Monday 14 February.

(Read Baha'i International Community’s (oral statement.) more…