Saturday, March 14, 2009

President Meets with UN Secretary-General

Earlier this week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had a meeting with President Obama to discuss international solutions for the current economic crisis. They both agreed that aid for developing countries should remain a priority. "The leaders of industrialized countries should keep their commitment on Millennium Development Goals and official development assistance, and help developing countries overcome food security and also help them to adapt and mitigate climate change," said Ban. Unfortunately, "the global economy is likely to shrink this year for the first time since World War II," according to a World Bank study. However, the US President and the UN Secretary-General are not about to let that get in the way of helping the poor.
Source: End Poverty