Skip to comments.U.N. Report Cites U.S. and Japan as the 'Least Generous Donors'
Posted on 09/07/2005 7:49:56 PM PDT by RWR8189
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 7 - A week before world leaders gather here to set a course for combating global poverty, a United Nations report released on Wednesday names the United States and Japan as among "the least generous donors" and says American and European trade policies are hypocritical and contribute to impoverishing African farmers.
The report also highlights shortcomings in developing countries. It notes that India's and China's progress in reducing the easily preventable deaths of children has slowed even as their economic growth has surged. India has 2.5 million deaths of children a year, while China is second, with 730,000.
The new document, the annual Human Development Report, calls on India and China to tackle health inequalities aggressively. It also maintains that rich countries must significantly increase aid if the goals they agreed to five years ago - to halve extreme poverty and reduce deaths of children by two-thirds by 2015, among others - are to be met.
The report was unusual for the United Nations in so specifically describing the deficiencies of rich countries' policies. It was commissioned by the United Nations Development Program and written by a team of experts led by Kevin Watkins, former director of research for the charity Oxfam.
While crediting the United States with being the world's largest donor, the report points out that among the world's richest countries, America is second to last in aid as a portion of its national income, with Italy bringing up the rear. Japan was third from the bottom. Aid per capita from donors ranges from more than $200 in Sweden to $51 in the United States and $37 in Italy.
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works for me.
I'm really f'ing sick of the UN
I say let's become the least in dollar terms. Zero-ish sounds about right.
Another example of the psychosis known as the UN and the New York Times.
Get the Thorazine.
These corrupt thieves have some nerve to take anybody to task over anything. Set your own useless house in order, Koffee & Kriminals.
Now that the U.N. and Kofi Annan have been exposed for the crooks they are, expect these kind of stories at least three times a week
They should be glad we contribute anything at all - especially since most of the cash ends up in the offshore bank accounts owned by the dictators and their cronies.
What the HELL are those at the UN smoking? Name ONE country that gives more to the international community -both through the UN and outside the UN.
Notice they are only talking about governmental aid. If you factor in private aid we are at the top.
I think these UN studies only count government contributions. What individual citizens give are not even counted, if they were I think we would be near the top.
The West is the engine of the world, throwing off benefits to those who freely participate. You have to wonder about the mental state of someone who would write a screed like this one.
The UN can use all that Iraqi Oil for Food Money they got.
Go screw yourself, UN.
We pay in blood!
Per capita spending.
USA Population 295,734,134 x $51 = $15,082,440,834.00
Sweden Population 9,001,774 X $200 = $1,800,354,800.00
Looks like Sweden needs to spend about $1,675 per capita to catch up with us. The slackers!
Aw, the UN can go jump in Lake New Orleans. They are SO predictable.
They don't have governments that do everything for them.
There is absolutely NO WAY to realistically spin the fact that the US is the most generous nation on the face of the planet. This does not make sense to anybody unless your last name is Kennedy or Clinton.
I keep waiting for someone to do something about Oil-for-Food.