让全球化为每个人服务

我们现在离建立全球化的新手段还有一年的倒计时间。事实上,世界首脑们此刻正聚集在联合国,讨论自2000年9月召开的联合国千禧发展大会以来所取得的成就。在那次大会上他们承诺将扶持一组野心勃勃的计划--千禧发展计划--以帮助世界上最贫穷的人们摆脱贫困、饥饿、疾病和文盲。

制定目标是一件容易的事。但接下来,世界首脑们就必须考虑如何来实现这些目标。幸运的是,由英财政大臣戈登·布朗起草的一项计划可能会带来全球性的突破。

这是问题所在:全球化让任何地方的人们都有机会逃避极端贫困,但它在发展中国家的很多地方都不起作用。中国、印度发展迅速,但大多数非洲国家却停滞不前。同样,拉丁美洲和亚洲中部的大部分地区的贫困比例正在上升,而不是下降。

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