Tuesday, May 15, 2007

G8 - Keep your word to the poor!

Please join with me in supporting Desmond Tutu in addressing the G8 countries as they meet to discuss their funding (or lack of) for the worlds poor. Avaaz.org has a petion you can sign. Their website states:

This Friday, the finance ministers of the world's richest countries meet to plan the G8 summit in Germany. Two years ago, they pledged to double aid to Africa--but despite their promises, aid from the G8 has actually gone down, and 20,000 children every day are still dying preventable deaths.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has signed on to a letter organised by Avaaz and our friends at the Global Call to Action Against Poverty. The letter will be featured in big ads in the Financial Times and German press on Friday morning, so that the finance ministers are reminded of their promises before they meet. Let's show how many of us want the rich world to keep its promises to the global poor!


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