Gordon Brown, UK PM, Le Monde (in French)| January 26, 2010
Haiti reminds us of our common responsibility to help poor countries in both short and long terms. ++ The climate crisis and the Millennium Development Goals push us to fulfill our duties. ++ The UK will do more by giving out 0.7% of its GDP in aid. Still new ways to finance the fight against poverty have to be found, such as taxing financial transactions. ++ The IMF and the G20 are efficient platforms to get poor countries to recover on a sustainable basis. ++ The upcoming UN conference on poverty will determine the next ten years' poverty policy.