NY Times: Leaders Must Address Global Poverty

Summary of New York Times Editorial: In 2005, 1.5 billion people lived in extreme poverty and 27% of children under 5 years of age in developing nations were underweight according to a study by the World Bank. The Millennium Goals, aimed at alleviating such circumstances and accepted by developing nations almost a decade ago, are looking less achievable with the current global economic state. Good intentions have fallen short of action with most of the participating nations not reaching the aggregate amount of aid desired by a long shot; the U.S. being the lowest on the list and Scandinavia the only countries to reach their set goals. Many expect this pattern of aid to be the trend for at least the near future when considering the woeful current state of the global economy.

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