Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Promises & poverty!

Excerpt from the avaaz site :

This week world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Here, all focus is on a multi billion dollar bailouts of financial institutions and the real untold scandal -- global poverty -- risks being forgotten. France, Canada, and Italy are threatening to slash their development aid budgets and break their promise to assign a mere 0.7 % of national income to the world's poorest. If these countries retract on commitments, others may follow -- it’s time to raise the alarm.

Click here to sign for a better world : poverty_promise_breakers

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