UN summit: A voice alert.
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UN summit: A voice alert.

Santo Domingo : Dominican Republic | Sep 23, 2010 at 6:42 AM PDT
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UN summit Millennium development goals: A voice alert.

Listening to so many voices raising against the UN leaders regarding to their failure in accomplishing significant progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), we are moved to reflections since it is very hard to believe that those goals are to be accomplished without the true commitment of all the citizens of the different nations who share the planet.

On the other hand, our leaders are engaged in so many different personal and political tasks that they are unable to set those goals as high priorities. We think they only remember that matter when they are summoned to attend any summit.

Another point to consider is the gap between developed countries undeveloped ones. As teachers, we set different goals to our students accordingly to their demonstrated ability to learn. One student will take more effort and time to learn and to accomplish the same task.

It is the same with our countries. Dominican Republic will not is not going to be able to eradicate poverty in the same time schedule than Germany could make it because this nation is far ahead in all areas of human and development. This is only a small example that we could use to make our point clearer. Think about Haiti.

And those developed and wealthy nations are not supporting the poorer nations in the fight to fill the poverty gap, and the leaders of the undeveloped nations are focusing most of their resources on maintaining the power.

MDGs are reachable, but to accomplish them the whole world should change the vision and commit. Otherwise, we will never accomplish these goals. And poverty will grow, and the planet will keep dying and we will have more poverty and more illiterates, therefore, less equity.

This summit must be taken as a voice alert to call the attention not only of those in preeminent positions, but also to the whole population of the world to put our best efforts in order to make the planet a better place. To heal the world, to educate ourselves, to demand of our leaders more actions, more commitment aimed at improving living conditions of those in disadvantage.

Benjamin Morillo.

Profmorillo is based in Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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