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Date published: 2005/04/17

The BBC says:

The world's richest countries are failing to provide the funds needed for education in the developing world, the Global Campaign for Education has said.

The campaign group's report was published during ministerial meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington.

The delegates are set to discus efforts to achieve universal primary education.

World leaders have agreed a target of providing primary education for all children by 2015.

It was part of the Millennium Development Goals agreed at a United Nations summit five years ago.

The Global Campaign for Education says 100 million children are still not going to school and it blames rich countries for failing to provide the funding necessary.

Is it really the business of the rich world to interfere in absolutely every aspect of life in the countries of the poor world, no matter how well intended? And most rich countries "are failing to provide the funds needed for education" in their own countries. This is all par for the course. Everybody wants money for everything (especially the NGOs of the world) but nobody wants to pay for it.

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