Caritas Australia is calling on G20 leaders to put the poor in the developing world front and centre at next week’s London Summit.
“International bailouts from the financial crisis have exceed $4 trillion USD – yet an increase of about $50 billion per year would ensure we meet the Millennium Development Goals”, says Caritas Australia CEO Jack de Groot.
Caritas Australia and AusAID are currently conducting the Blue Print for Change Exhibition: The Millennium Development Goals and YOU exhibition around Australia and it will launch in Rockhampton Queensland on the 31st March 2009.
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Alongside other development charities, unions and green groups, CAFOD are calling on the G20 to address this crisis by putting people first. This means creating jobs, bringing justice for those living in poverty in developing countries and protecting the climate.
Joanne Green, CAFOD head of policy, says: “The world’s poorest must have a full and equal say in developing a radically different economic system – one which puts people and the environment first.”