The Poverty promise breakers
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.
The poorest of the poor need our help to make a global call and hold these leaders to their word. Our message is so important, UN poverty expert Jeff Sachs has agreed to deliver it on Thursday in his speech to world leaders at the United Nations. Sign the petition now -- there is no time for delay!.
Petition to President Sarkozy, Prime Minister Berlusconi and Prime Minister Harper:
As concerned global citizens, we urge you to honour your pledge to deliver 0.7% of GDP to development aid. This aid is vital to lift the world’s most vulnerable people out of extreme poverty. Keep your promise so that the potential of the world’s poorest communities can be unleashed and our common future can be built.
138,952 have signed the petition. Help us get to 150,000