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Section V.18 - Economic needs of Asia

Resolution V.18

Economic needs of Asia

This Conference:

  1. noting that the poverty and human deprivation in most parts of Asia (which is about 3/5 of humanity) is acute and deplorable, that South Asia (c. 1.2 billion people) has recently been declared by the UN as the poorest region in the world, displacing sub-Saharan Africa, and that there are at least 400 million people in South Asia who live below the acute poverty line;
  2. urges the Western governments, Church bodies and aid agencies to give special attention to the economic needs of this region and to strive towards the eradication of this misery.