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USNews: Amid Economic Crisis, United Nations Trying to Keep Focus on Food, Poverty, Climate Crises

Author: Thomas Omestad
November 3, 2008

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been running several high-level strategy meetings over how to ensure that the global financial meltdown does not derail efforts to address parallel "crises" in hunger and rising food prices, energy costs, extreme poverty, and climate change, says a key adviser.

Jeffrey Sachs, special adviser to Ban on the antipoverty Millennium Development Goals and an economist who directs the Earth Institute at Columbia University, says that the financial crisis "is front and center in the secretary general's attention," with particular focus on coordination efforts aimed at positioning the U.N. system—including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank—so that it "can help to moderate a very deep crisis."

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