January 30, 2009

Tell Gordon Brown to Include Africa in G20 Summit

ONE continues to ask our leaders to do more to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE believes that allocating more of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the world's poorest countries.

This spring, leaders from 20 of the world's largest economies will come together for the G20 summit in the United Kingdom. They'll be discussing the global financial system, and working on setting a course for the world to get out of the financial crisis. It is crucial that a representative from the African Union be present at those meeting to represent many of the world's poorest nations, and give voice to their concerns.

As host of the upcoming G20 summit, Prime Minister Gordon Brown can invite a representative of the African Union to participate.

I encourage all villagers interested in Africa having a greater voice in these issues to sign the online petition and share your input directly with Prime Minister Gordon Brown!

5 comments:

teamowens313 said...

Hey Villager.

I wasn't aware of this, and thanks so much for bringing attention to it. This is critically important.

Villager said...

Keith - Our blogs exist to share information that may not be making the mainstream media. I'm glad that the Electronic Village is stretching in that direction again...

dweiums said...

This is important news - good link.

BTW - I love that Africa graphic and am so gonna nab it for another website!

Villager said...

dweiums - I hope you signed the online petition and shared it with those in your sphere of influence. I found the image on the Internet ... so you are free to use it as you will!

The Invaders said...

The problem is not that they are funding them. It is the fact that corrupt leaders allocate the money to promote their cause. It's the irony of the African breakdown. After colonialism, we've done more to destroy ourselves than they ever could.
The struggle with famine, in most of these regions, is the result of war and what can be considered terror groups blocking food aide.

In essence, the black man as result of colonialism, has becomes its own worst nightmare.

We are the one's who rape and plot against our own. We are the ones spreading the diseases they infected us with...at some point we have to stop trying to get them to accept us and accept ourselves. Then stand up, as a people and fix ourselves.