Remembering children in a global economic agenda
The count down is on till G20, a day when a group of twenty finance ministers and central bank governors will come togeather to discuss the state of the economy. How we make a global prosperous future, and turn around the current economic downturn will no doubt be at the top of the meeting agenda.
However, there’s an awful lot of people who want to make sure our world leaders discuss the progress of the Millennium Development Goals, the climate and protecting the world’s poorest.
I’ve been working with a number of charities including Oxfam, Comic Relief and Save the Children to make sure these messages are heard by G20.
I first met with the Global New Media Group at Amnesty’s office in London in February to talk about the Put People First march – happening on March 28.
Then earlier this month, I first spoke with G20 Voice – a massive project giving 50 bloggers the unprecedented chance to attend the G20 Summit on April 2.
All of this activity is happening to help ensure that the plight of the world’s poorest is not lost in the G20 agenda.
Take a look at www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk and see if you’re insipred to join the march. And keep up with the progress of G20 Voice at www.g20voice.org.
I’d also like to know if you’ve felt affected by the current economic crisis and if you have any messages that you’d like to send to the G20?