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Call to Action: Sachs Encourages Funding for Global Women's Rights

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/01/29/Meeting_the_Millennium_Development_Goals Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, calls for more funding directed to the UN Millennium Development Goals that benefit women. He emphasizes the importance of providing secondary education to girls and advancing maternal health in developing countries. ----- The combination of food and financial crises trapped an estimated 50 to 90 million people in extreme poverty in 2009. How can the Millennium Development Goals for 2015 be met in the wake of the economic crisis? - World Economic Forum Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He also is the author of Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. Originally one of the youngest economics professors in the history of Harvard University, Sachs became renowned for implementing economic shock therapy throughout the developing world, and subsequently for his work on the challenges of economic development, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, debt cancellation, and globalization.
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