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G-20: What The FT Didn't Ask Obama

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As the world looks to London for solutions to the economic crisis, many important questions are being asked. But for Nancy Roman there are also a few that aren't.

I've just read the Obama interview in the Financial Times. He talks about hopes for the G-20 summit and the economic crisis that the whole world is now feeling.

It's a fine interview, well worth reading. But I was surprised to see that the FT didn't ask a few important questions. For example:

  • What will the economic  crisis mean for the world's poor?
  • What are developed nations doing to make sure this doesn't hit developing nations hard?
  • What are the ramifications of the London summit for the world's hungry?


These are questions that must not be forgotten. Not by Obama and not by the G-20.  If you want my answers, look at my previous posting -- Put hunger on the table at G-20 -- or go to WFP's Global Food Crisis page.

I know the FT haven't forgotten these issues, because they published an editorial -- G20 must not forget the poorest -- which proved it. I trust Obama and the other leaders gathered in London have read it too.