Building peace through smart development

From IFAD social reporting blog Tue Dec 11 2012, 19:06:00

Peace is possible within our lifetime. As a matter of fact, if we want to end rural poverty, feed the world and protect our little blue planet in peril, achieving peace is not just a lofty goal... it's a necessity.

Nowhere is this more true than in Latin America and the Caribbean, where violence - against women, young people, poor people and the earth - is hindering development initiatives, lowering economic potential and literally pulling the fabric of societies apart one string, and one lost opportunity, at a time.

But we can only achieve this goal by making smart investments today that will provide young people and marginalized communities with the tools they need to plant and nourish the basic seeds that will lead to a kinder, greener, smarter, more equitable future.

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