“When world leaders break a promise, it is a sin, but when governments break a promise to the poorest people on the planet, it is nothing short of a crime,”
That’s Salil Shetty, director of the UN’s Millennium Campaign urging leaders not to turn their backs on the world’s poorest during the G8 summit, warning that the economic crisis will force developing countries, such as Laos, Senegal, Uganda, Cape Verde and Sudan, to slash spending for the poor.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight targets set to halve poverty in the developing world by 2015. But looking at African nations that goal is far from being on the right track.
Gordon Brownis putting pressure on leaders to be accountable to their contributions to meet the The Millennium Goals.But in this current crisis should governments start by solving economic problems of their own countries rather than handle poverty around the world? Do we turn our backs to the world’s poor when times are tough?
President Obamawill start a two day visit to Ghana tomorrow and questions about what he should or would do for Africa are first to come up. What would you want Obama to do for Africa? And what about promises made about halving poverty in 2005? We’ll be talking about all of this tomorrow on TV and radio.