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CAFOD demands UN, UK action on world poverty

Catholic World News - April 10, 2012

The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)--the official relief and development agency of the Church in England and Wales--is demanding that the United Kingdom and the United Nations develop an anti-poverty plan that would take effect in 2015, upon expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

“We hail the progress made in many areas since the agreement of the MDGs, but state that work must begin urgently on designing a replacement framework,” CAFOD said in a statement.

“If we do not start working right now, with the necessary clarity, urgency and resources required to achieve a strong outcome, we will reach 2015 with no effective global plan for tackling poverty: a betrayal of responsibility and an abdication of leadership that will rightly shame our generation.”

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