U.N. Summit Protesters Hit Streets

AP Online | By JULIE WATSON | March 19, 2002 Even as world leaders kicked off discussions on how to alleviate poverty - a theme anti-globalization activists have pushed for years - a motley crew of corn farmers, masked students and rebel supporters took to the streets denouncing the gathering as more of the same.

US-EU: A Major New Commitment

Earth Times | March 18, 2002 | By Roman Rollnick and Jay Newton-Small The European Union and the United States launched ambitious development aid plans Monday when they pledged billions of dollars for poorer nations at the opening of the UN's first international conference on Financing for Development.

Does the U.S. Give Enough

Business Week | By Pete Engardio | March 18, 2002 In late March, President Bush and the leaders of Russia, Brazil, France, and dozens of other nations will convene at a Mexican ranch to discuss one of the world's most wrenching problems. Terrorism? Narcotics? No, the subject is global poverty.

At Risk: 56 Million Children

Toronto Star | By Rieky Stuart and Bernard Weil | March 15, 2002 More than 10 million children below the age of 5 died last year of preventable causes. If the world were on track to achieve the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, adopted in 2000, two million of them would be alive today.