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Maharishi Vedic City's City Council resolves to establish permanent world peace through the eradication of global poverty
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14 November 2005
Maharishi Vedic City's City Council unanimously passed a resolution today to establish permanent world peace through the eradication of global poverty. The City Council pledged to work with other governments, non-profit organizations, and large banks around the world to establish agricultural projects on 250 million acres of unused agricultural land in developing countries.
Local poor people will be hired at good wages to farm the lands; and housing and schools will also be provided for them, according to Dr. Bob Wynne, the Mayor of Maharishi Vedic City.
The start-up costs for this project to permanently eradicate poverty in the world are estimated to be only $100 billion over a 2- to 3-year period of time, and then to be self-sufficient after that.
Dr. Wynne said the need is urgent—and the solution is available.
According to the United Nations Human Development Report 2005, 1.2 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty earning less than $1 per day. And according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, there are 40 developing countries alone that have more than 2.5 billion acres of unutilized land with agricultural potential.
'As long as extreme poverty exists in the world, then individual peace and individual health, which are the basis of world peace, will be impossible to attain,' Dr. Wynne said. 'Fortunately, the government of Maharishi Vedic City is dedicated to, and has the technologies and approaches that can establish the basis for, permanent world peace.'
Press release from the Maharishi Vedic City Office of Communications
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