International Development to Reduce Poverty

Movers Jones, C.

Bishop Chris Jones moved, Bishop Peter Stuart seconded,

That this Synod:

gives thanks for the progress of the international community towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals that end in 2015;
supports a continuing global commitment to ending extreme poverty through the establishment of a new global development framework under the auspices of the United Nations;
encourages Dioceses and individual Anglicans to be generous in their support of international programs to reduce poverty;
calls upon the Australian Government over the next five years to realize a 0.7% commitment of Australia’s GDP to international development that reduces poverty; and
calls upon the Australia Government to ensure that significant foreign aid is directed to poverty alleviation.

2 July 2014

Resolution year: 2014
Resolution number: 56/14