Talking about International Aid –


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We respectfully ask our government to help stop the tens of thousands of preventable deaths that occur every day from hunger and poverty-related diseases.

Specifically, we ask our country to honour the agreement it made and signed at the 2002 Monterrey Conference and again at the 2002 Johannesburg Summit to make concrete efforts towards giving 0.7% of our national income in aid to poor countries.

The United Nations estimates that when all 22 countries that signed the agreement meet the 0.7% goal, the resulting $195 billion each year will be enough to effectively end hunger and extreme poverty in the world.

We commend the countries that have already reached the 0.7% goal: Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

We also commend the countries that have set up a schedule to meet the 0.7% goal and encourage them in their efforts to reach it as soon as possible: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

We respectfully ask the six remaining countries to honour their agreement and set up a schedule to reach the 0.7% goal: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States.

Thank you.

2008 International Aid Donated
COUNTRY Aid as % of income How close to the
0.7% goal
Sweden 0.98 Already reached goal
Luxembourg 0.92 Already reached goal
Norway 0.88 Already reached goal
Denmark 0.82 Already reached goal
Netherlands 0.80 Already reached goal
Ireland 0.58 Scheduled for 2012
Belgium 0.47 Scheduled for 2010
Spain 0.43 Scheduled for 2012
United Kingdom 0.43 Scheduled for 2013
Finland 0.43 Scheduled for 2010
Austria 0.42 Scheduled for 2015
Switzerland 0.41 No schedule yet
France 0.39 Scheduled for 2012
Germany 0.38 Scheduled for 2014
Australia 0.34 No schedule yet
Canada 0.32 No schedule yet
New Zealand 0.30 No schedule yet
Portugal 0.27 Scheduled for 2015
Greece 0.20 Scheduled for 2015
Italy 0.20 Scheduled for 2015
Japan 0.18 No schedule yet
United States 0.18 No schedule yet

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