A Hardened Resolve at the United Nations

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Economic TechnologiesÂ? Chairman & CEO, Jude E. Uba, today, in his capacity as the chairman of the Global Leadership Board, called on world leaders and all Difference Makers to further galvanize unprecedented global resolve to help more than a billion people, worldwide, escape extreme poverty, disease and constrained education.

Economic Technologies' Chairman & CEO, Jude E. Uba, today, in his capacity as the chairman of the Global Leadership Board, called on world leaders and all Difference Makers to further galvanize unprecedented global resolve to help more than a billion people, worldwide, escape extreme poverty, disease and constrained education.

The most dangerous challenge facing the world today is strident poverty, and the core poor economic performance and leadership that drive and perpetuate it.

“We are faced with extreme global human denigration, with deepening consequences that demand that we lead, with clear, competent and expeditious outcomes,“ said Jude E. Uba, Economic Technologies' chairman & CEO. “Although the final declaration and the Outcome Document at the 60th UN Session came woefully inadequate and clearly unprepared to meet the United Nation's stated 2015 Millennium Development Goals, however, evident from the sentiments displayed by leaders, such as Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Olusegun Obasanjo and Prime Minister Tony Blair, is a hardened resolve to not only steady the global MDGs commitment but, most importantly, to insure that the great leap forward commenced at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, in July, is fully implemented.”

Prime Minister Blair conveyed that sentiment best, “people understand that if we end up with failure in December (at the WTO ministerial talks in Hong Kong), it will echo across the world.”

The Katrina catastrophe, just as natural disasters often do, reminds us once again that we cannot put the pained and the suffering in a conclave, throw away the keys, and pretend otherwise. Toasting to the wonderful times while our fellow citizens drown in misery “is just unacceptable.”

“We have a wonderful opportunity today to truly change the world, with great outcomes, motivated by new bold milestones in debt relief, trade barriers mitigation, increased investment flows and brilliant economic growth ideas. Great leaders take on the greatest challenges, allocating all the necessary resources and the deepest resolve to win. This is a defining moment in history, for our actions or inaction will have the most profound impact, going forward. It is not words or rhetoric. It is delivering results, expeditiously,” Uba noted.

“We have a once-in-a-generation chance to bring about historic fundamental change,” stated the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, in his pre-Summit report.

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