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Tuesday, July 08, 2003

:: Rich nations are failing the world's poor ::
The latest Human Development Report has just been released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

It says that if existing trends persist it will take some African countries until 2165 to achieve the Millennium Development Goals set by the world's leaders for 2015!

The BBC has produced a very good summary of the report which includes some shocking statistics about the amount of aid given by the EU to the average African ($8) and the amount given in subsidies by the EU to the average cow ($913)...

See here for Alex Kirby's summary...