"The Business Contribution to the Millennium Development Goals"

Reducing poverty and improving equity
Jul 21, 2012 | United Nations: Ban Ki-Moon

Paris, France, 14 June 2005 - Secretary-General's address.   'President Chirac, Prime Minister Blair, Mr. [Bertrand] Collomb, [Chairman/CEO, Lafarge; & President, “Friends of the Global Compact in France”], Ladies and Gentlemen,  I am delighted to be with you today. I would like to thank President Chirac for his initiative in convening this meeting and for his enduring commitment to the United Nations. Prime Minister Blair shares that commitment, and I would like to thank him, too, for all he is doing to make next month's G-8 meeting a success, for Africa and for the world.  We have gathered here today to explore how to conquer one of the greatest scourges of our times: extreme poverty, in all its many manifestations.' 

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