Oxfam America spokesperson Raymond C. Offenheiser reacts to Obama speech:
“Obama’s landmark directive—the first issued by a US National Security Council—fills a much-needed void by clearly defining that the US mission for fighting global poverty is to promote broad-based economic growth and democratic governance.
Obama has underlined that fighting global poverty is a strategic imperative, as poverty poses a fundamental threat to our efforts to build a secure, prosperous, and just world.
Oxfam is pleased to hear that this new policy will establish a US Global Development Strategy and Interagency Policy Committee to ensure coherence across the US government.
(from an Oxfam statement)
Water Aid's verdict on the summit - outcomes don't quite make the grade, world leaders must try harder to tackle "the ultimate taboo" - sanitation
UNAIDS says the new Africa-China partnershp promotes a "renewed era for progress towards achieving health and development goals."
Oxfam's Pan Africa Director Irungu Houghton says: "African governments must ... show greater transparency in their spending ...to their citizens. African civil society will continue to hold their governments to account on their commitments."
A $40 bln plan for women's and children's health, the aid agencies are skeptical - we will see in the coming days how this summit will go down in history.
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