by Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R

This booklet details how strongly Pope John Paul II and Church leaders supported calls by international agencies and development economists to mobilise global resources behind the UN Millennium Development Goals to significantly reduce hunger, poverty and disadvantage in the poorest countries. It considers the views of leading development economists that the goals were achievable if the political will were sufficient to motivate co-ordinated action and provide the resources.  The booklet detailed the Goals but warned that action to make these decisive inroads into global powerty were weakening. The author highlighted the harmful influence of free-market ideologies and the so-called “Washington Consensus” which serviced the self-interst of the rich at the expense of the poor.

Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (Sydney: 2005) pp. 38.

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