1973: ASSISTANCE TO DEVELOPING NATIONS
1973 - 65th Annual AEU Assembly
ASSISTANCE TO DEVELOPING NATIONS
WHEREAS, the welfare of people in the developing countries, most of whom suffer from hunger, malnutrition, and ill health, should be a moral concern to all mankind;
WHEREAS, the proportion of United States national income allocated to assisting economic progress in the developing countries is now below that of most of the developed countries;
WHEREAS, the record of low-income countries during the past twenty years, notwithstanding widespread disappointment and frustration, is by historical standards remarkable, and demonstrates that external assistance can contribute significantly to economic progress;
Be it resolved that the AEU urges:
- That the percentage of United States national income allocated to assisting low-income countries should be increased, in accordance with international targets recommended by the appropriate United Nations agencies;
- That the proportion of United States assistance provided through international organizations should be increased;
- That United States direct assistance be based on criteria of economic development and not upon military considerations;
- That the barriers to imports of the developing countries' products should be reduced so as to hasten the day when they can finance their purchases from us with their own earnings.
Submitted by The Washington Society
Passed at the Riverdale-Yonkers Assembly April, 1973
Source: AEU 65th Annual Assembly Memo [job08scan]
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