Monterrey Conference a Sign of New Thinking, Assistant UN Secretary General Feels

New York, 24 March - The UN International Conference on Financing for Development, which wrapped up Friday in Monterey, Mexico, was a turning point, as it reinforced the change of thinking on development and the elimination of world poverty, Slovenia's Danilo Tuerk, Assistant UN Secretary General for political affairs, said in an interview for STA. Participants have emphasised that a handful of rich developed nations cannot afford to be an island of prosperity in a sea of poverty, and seeing promises made by the U.S. and the EU to increase financial aid, this kind of thinking has finally made a breakthrough, he thought.

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