Fatal Indifference: The G8, Africa and Global Health

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IDRC, 2004 - Medical - 378 pages
The commitments of three recent G8 summits (19992001) are reviewed, analyzed, and critiqued in this report card on G8 actions. The most powerful political force behind multilateral institutions and contemporary globalization, the G8 group of industrialized countries sets policies based on a market-oriented development model in such areas as debt relief, foreign aid, trade, global health research, and investment that shape the development possibilities in poor countries but often do not serve their best interests, according to this analysis. Special attention is paid to the G8's treatment of Africa, a continent that has been exposed to market liberalization and structural adjustment policies that have not reaped benefits for African people.
 

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Page viii - UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...
Page vii - GATS General Agreement on Trade in Services GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GDP gross domestic product...
Page 22 - Target 4 Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and to all levels of education no later than 2015...
Page 212 - A main social target of governments, international organizations and the whole world community in the coming decades should be the attainment by all peoples of the world by the year 2000 of a level of health that will permit them to lead a socially and economically productive life.
Page 23 - Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability Target 9: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources...
Page 22 - Target 3 Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling...
Page 23 - By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers...
Page 22 - Target 1: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day...
Page 92 - Secondary education in its different forms, including technical and vocational secondary education, shall be made generally available and accessible to all by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education...
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