“Development is a strategic and moral imperative for the United States. For too long, we have tried to manage extreme poverty and respond to its attendant consequences around the world: epidemic disease; political instability; the collapse of states; cross-border flows of refugees; and the absence of hope and opportunity that come with humanitarian crises. Our collective challenge is to pro-actively shape the world we want to see in the future by seeking, very deliberately, to accelerate development. The return on this investment is potentially enormous: a broader base for global prosperity, diminished military risk, and a more just and equitable world.”
- President Barack Obama speaking with Bono, yes…Bono, about whether the U.S. should be investing time and resources in helping people in other countries. Pro-actively shaping the world we want to see? Sounds good to us! To read the entire interview, visit TheGlobeAndMail.com.