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Poverty and disability towards inclusion - Statement to the fourth summit of heads of state and/or government of the association of Caribbean states

Deputy Executive Director

Hunger is one of the strongest forces of exclusion. It keeps poor people poor. Malnutrition is one of the most common causes of disabilities. It stops millions of people from attaining their full physical and intellectual potential. It prevents people from participating in development. Promoting prosperity and inclusion means we have to resolve hunger globally - not only the acute kinds of malnutrition seen in Africa, but also the chronic and often "hidden" hunger still affecting this region.