Новогоднее обещание

Наступила пора новогодних обещаний, и в этом году они очевидны. В начале нового тысячелетия лидеры стран мира поклялись бороться за мир, за ликвидацию бедности и чистоту окружающей среды. С тех пор мир уже успел стать свидетелем бесчисленных случаев насилия, терроризма, голода и ухудшения состояния окружающей среды. 2005-й год может стать для нас поворотным моментом.

Знания, развитие науки, путешествия и глобальные коммуникации предоставляют нам много возможностей найти решения главных мировых проблем. Когда в прошлом году Китай поразила новая болезнь - атипичная пневмония, Всемирная организация здравоохранения координировала действия правительств множества стран, что позволило очень быстро обуздать кризис, по крайней мере, на какое-то время.

Когда Билл Гейтс пожертвовал 1 миллиард долларов на приобретение вакцин для детей из бедных семей, благодаря этому стало возможно защитить десятки миллионов детей от болезней, которые можно предупредить. Когда в исследовательском подразделении под названием "Всемирный центр сельского хозяйства и лесоводства" открыли, что определенный вид деревьев мог бы помочь африканским крестьянам выращивать более богатые урожаи, они внедрили в практику новый ценный способ преодоления хронического продовольственного кризиса Африки.

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