Sustainable Development, Intentional Communities and Safe Spaces

To stress the fact that spending on children is not a mere cost but a true productive investment, Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General, ended his opening address on 8 May 2002 at New York UN Special Session on Children by saying, "How can we fail, above all now that we know that each dollar invested in improving the conditions of children has a return of a good 7 dollars for society as a whole?"