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Hi CB,
I just posted this over at BT:
Well isn't that absolutely f*cking brilliant...
The goal of 0.7% of BNP for development aid has been long established:
    * The donor governments promised to spend 0.7% of GNI on ODA (Official Development Assistance) at the UN General Assembly in 1970 -- some 35 years ago as of writing
    * The deadline for reaching that target was the mid-1970s.
    * By 2015 (the year by when the Millenium Development Goals are hoped to be achieved) the target will be 45 years old.

This target was codifed in a United Nations General Assembly Resolution, and a key paragraph says:

Click the link to read the rest.

So Bolton got the other countries to accede to the US definitions on terrorism, while securing a reduction in the target for development aid.  A big thank you to those who negotiated on behalf of the sane world. </sn>

This was a bad outcome...

by ask on Tue Sep 13th, 2005 at 09:38:52 PM EST
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