Budgets for Millenium Development Goals v Militarism?

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom released a strong statement to the world leaders who were meeting to discuss the Millenium Development Goals.   Below is the last paragraph - and resources and further reading.

"We urge all governments present in New York this week to commit to making
their MDG policies and strategies consistent with their obligations under
Article 26 of the UN Charter and to remember that establishing peace and
security for all humans is not separate from actions to fight poverty-it is
central to these efforts."


Resources and further reading

<http://www.un.org/en/mdg/summit2010/> The Millennium Development Goals
Report 2010, United Nations, New York, 2010.

  Background-Military expenditure," SIPRI Yearbook 2010, 2 June

"You get what you pay for!" Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 2009.


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