[email protected]: Michael Moore – Stop these broken promises

Over at the New Statesman, Michael Moore, the Lib Dems’ shadow international development secretary, argues that the G20 summit offers a key opportunity to revitalise the international community’s commitment to development at this difficult economic time. Here’s an excerpt:

The Liberal Democrats believe that the G20 summit offers a key opportunity to revitalise the international community’s commitment to development at this difficult economic time. In an interconnected world tackling the impacts of the crisis on the developing world is not just a moral imperative, but in our own self-interest.

If we do nothing it will not be long before humanitarian crises, migration and political instability impact on our shores. If we act progressively, continued growth in developing economies will act as a boon to our export markets, impacting positively on jobs and markets at home. …

The challenges for the developed world are stark, but if the G20 applies even a fraction of the determination and resources it has applied to its respective domestic responses, the G20 could prevent the financial crisis producing a humanitarian catastrophe in the developing world.

You can read the article in full HERE.

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