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MDG: Keep new development goals simple

MDG: Keep new development goals simple | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
The Millennium Development Goals may not be perfect but they are simple and straightforward - qualities diplomats and others fear could be lost in the process of crafting new targets to replace the MDGs, which expire in 2015.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon underscored this on Tuesday in remarks to members of a high-level panel charged with working out what comes next.

 

“We need a clear post-2015 development agenda - an agenda with shared responsibilities for all countries, with the fight against poverty at the fore and sustainable development at the core,” he said.

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OK, who took our foreign aide? Sept. 26, 1963 - San Francisco Chronicle

OK, who took our foreign aide? Sept. 26, 1963 - San Francisco Chronicle | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

This is a 1963 article!

 

That's the way it goes in Vietnam. We keep sending them $1.5 million a day. It sort of disappears. So we send over diplomats and generals to check up. But they kind of disappear. Then, with much fanfare, we send over Ambassador Lodge. And have you heard anything about him lately? So now, with Mr. McNamara, we're up to Cabinet rank.

 

This has got to stop. How long, I ask, can we keep pouring our foreign aides down the rat hole?

 

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