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Post time 2009-11-19 09:41:51 |Display all floors
One child dies every five seconds, six million children die every year. And where are the champions of human rights when they are most needed? They don't even bother to attend the UN Food summit in Rome that is organized to help these starving children.

Out of the G7 and other developed countries in the world that are mostly founded by the Norse pirates from Scandinavia that had looted the whole world for centuries, only the host, Italy is attending the summit. I say they are all human rights hypocrites.

From csmonitor, November 16, 2009.

Rome - At the start of a global food security summit in Rome on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged donors to help the 1 billion people on the planet who do not have enough to eat. He particularly underscored the plight of children, saying that more than 17,000 children die of starvation every day.

"One every five seconds. Six million children a year," he said in his opening remarks to the conference. "This is no longer acceptable. We must act."

Some aid groups dismissed the three-day gathering of international leaders as a failure before it had begun, arguing that it won't generate more money to tackle hunger and malnutrition...

The head of the FAO, Jacques Diouf of Senegal, said the world's richest nations must make good on promises they made at a Group of Eight (G-8) meeting in July to massively increase food aid.

"The pledges are an encouraging sign, but the $20 billion earmarked funds still have to materialize," he said.

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Post time 2009-11-19 09:59:46 |Display all floors
The World Summit on Food Security was held from 16 Nov to 18 Nov 2009. A world-renowned champion of human rights, Dalai Lama happened to be in Italy throughout the three days, but he too did not offer any support for the dying children.

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The Pope slams greedy speculators at the World Food Summit.

The pope urged opposition to "greed which causes speculation to rear its head even in the marketing of cereals, as if food were to be treated just like any other commodity."

The pope, speaking at the opening session of a summit that has drawn widespread criticism for the absence of key leaders from wealthy nations, also warned against resignation or indifference towards the problem of world hunger.

He said there was a "tendency to view hunger as structural, an integral part of the socio-political situation of the weakest countries, a matter of resigned regret, if not downright indifference."

The pontiff stressed: "It is not so, and it must never be so."

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Post time 2009-11-19 10:18:05 |Display all floors

Holocaust

6 million.That is one "standard" holocaust every year.Shouldn't the G7 leaders be prosecuted for holocaust
denial ?

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Post time 2009-11-19 11:14:11 |Display all floors

Reply #4 petera's post

How does whatever logic you possess lead you to that conclusion?

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Post time 2009-11-19 14:41:47 |Display all floors
The champions of human rights were simply not interested to help even after Ban Ki-moon and UN food chief fasted for 24 hours.

Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:51pm EST
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will join a 24-hour fast called by the U.N. food chief to show solidarity with the world's 1 billion hungry ahead of a food security summit next week, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General Jacques Diouf said on Wednesday he would not eat for 24 hours starting Saturday morning, and called on people around the world to follow suit.

"The secretary-general intends to join the fast over the weekend," U.N. spokeswoman Marie Okabe told reporters. She said that at the time of his fast Ban would be in transit to the food summit, which opens on Monday in Rome.

The FAO has called the November 16-18 summit with the hope of winning a clear pledge by world leaders to spend $44 billion a year to help poor nations become self-sufficient in food.

But a final draft declaration seen by Reuters includes only a general commitment to pump more money into agricultural development and makes no mention of a proposal to eliminate hunger by 2025.

Okabe said Ban was expected to say in his address to the summit that it was unacceptable that so many people were hungry when the world had more than enough food.

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Post time 2009-11-19 16:29:01 |Display all floors
Bigstick

In this drama, there are ot good or bad. Everybody is responsible for this crime, and don"t even argue that Asians countries have any lessons to give, becasue we could argue also that it's in Asia where the economic development make more rich countries and peoples, but it's in asia where the hungers peoples are the most numerous, far before Africa,. The shame is the same for everyone here.

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