Global

  •  At present, the rich G7 nations tend to look after themselves first and foremost

 

  • Their focus is on getting richer – on increasing their own, already high, GDP and prosperity levels – they regard it as a disaster if GDP contracts by even 1%


 

  • Meanwhile, relatively poor nations stay poor despite receiving considerable ‘overseas aid’

 

  • Thus the gap between rich and poor nations widens

 

  • Such gaps also arise within nations – even the rich G8 have their poor citizens

 

  • Again, the rich are getting richer whilst the poor, and middle classes, are getting poorer – relative not only to the rich but also the past

 

  • Plainly, this is wrong

 

 

Global goals

Years ago, the UN announced its ‘Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015 – and, overall, there has been considerable if not total success in meeting them                                            MDGs – by 2015   1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger   2. Achieve universal primary education   3. Promote gender equality and …

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Global action needed

Clearly, cash and food aid must always be ready for those nations hit by a disaster and desperately in need After that, most G7/ G20 foreign aid should focus on teaching GRoW nations: How to find water, irrigate and farm their land How to provide minimum levels of health care How to educate their own …

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