The Global Village Voice
vol. 1, no. 3
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX284
Abstract: This special 10th Anniversary Issue carries a message from Executive Director, Jacques Champagne, describing the origin and accomplishments of Development and Peace over the past ten years. With the support of donations and government funding, over 36 million dollars have been channeled throughout the Third World for the development of peoples. Acknowledging the generous response of the
Canadian people for such financial success, Mr. Champagne notes that the Third World not only still exists, but exists more and more as the gap between rich and poor continues to widen. He further observes that this situation is the result of taking back with two hands what is given with one, by means of our economic and international trade structures. So that the earth can "truly belong to all", the work of the next decade for Development and Peace, as a matter of priority, will be to build the badly needed solidarity between peoples in the struggle for a just distribution of the world's riches.
This issue also contains statistical and financial reports on on-going projects as well as a description of new thrusts. A prime example of the latter is the Asia Fund for Human Development which is "an experiment in partnership" with the Third World. A second new factor affecting top-level decisions is the
diversity of situations in various Third World countries where many, like Chile, are experiencing oppressive military regimes. Development and Peace is therefore giving its support to organizations and groups trying to defend basic human rights.