Help end extreme poverty

Seven years (that’s halfway), into the Millennium Development goal to end extreme poverty, and we find a few leaders dragging their feet:

They are: President Sarkozy, Prime Minister Berlusconi and our own Prime Minister Harper, who, because of "a busy schedule," won’t be attending tomorrow’s, let’s-see-how-we’re-doing meeting at the UN’s General Assembly.

Amidst the talk about multi billion dollar bailouts of financial institution, 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. 

It’s a small thing, but signing this online petition is something. Of course don’t stop there. Keep the pressure on. Join in supporting the implementation of Bill C-293 on aid accountability as a way of strengthening Canada’s contribution to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

What are the goals?

  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development

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