Hope that G8 leaders lead

by oneafrikan on July 8, 2005

Today marks the last day of the G8 Summit in Scotland, and I guess for a lot of people there is a lot of hope that what comes out of this summit will be positive and mark the turning of a corner for Africa and climate change. There has been so much talk of late, I just hope that the events of the last week or so are enough to compel them to make concrete actionable decisions that are good for all humanity.

We wait in hope.

This is what the Make Poverty History campaign is asking for:
On Aid:
Deliver an extra US$50 billion each year, starting NOW, outline a timetable to reach 0.7% of national income by 2010, ensure that aid works more effectively for poor people, and stop imposing damaging economic conditions (onto poor countries.)

On Debt:
Commit to 100% debt cancellation for ALL the countries (at least 60) requiring it and remove damaging economic policies that are imposed as a condition.

On Trade:
Pledge to respect the right of poor countries to decide on their own trade policies that will help end poverty and commit to stopping the G8’s unfair trade practices.

Watch it:

One comment

I hope G8 will bee a success however , I am not to optimistic. THE POOR WILL ALways bee with us, so the bible says.

by Hunter on July 8, 2005 at 4:26 am. Reply #

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