UN poverty goals advance interests of rich at expense of poor, says report

August 11th, 2009

The Irish Times

MANY OF the policies adopted by the UN to end global poverty are “unrealistic and unattainable” because they advance the interests of the rich at the expense of the poor, according to a report by Leprosy Mission Ireland.

It analyses the “failures” of the millennium development goals, criticises the way target goals were selected and says they were determined by how they might look in the rich world, with “quick fixes” an important consideration.

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