R56/14 International Development to Reduce Poverty
Bishop Chris Jones sought leave of Synod to move the motion in an
amended form. Leave was so granted.
Bishop Chris Jones moving, Bishop Peter Stuart seconding,
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 Australian Government to ensure that significant foreign aid is directed to poverty alleviation.