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More global governance talk and a few interesting bullet points.  As we hurl toward global governance, ask yourself, are these the people or the principles we want, and how would they represent us?

* Progress on meeting U.N. poverty goals by 2015 uneven

So we are not on target to meet the U.N. poverty goals by 2015, have they heard there is a global recession?  Don’t we all have to feel the pain together?

* France, Spain, Greece urge tax to raise poverty funding

Another tax, during a recession, to help fight poverty, which is good, but maybe not the primary focus?

* Bhutan proposes making happiness a development goal

Ah, “happiness” as a development goal, not the “pursuit of happiness” but happiness as an end state.

Global Governance, taking more from you, to make others happy!

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UN: Rich must not cut aid to poor to balance budget

Source: Reuters
* Progress on meeting U.N. poverty goals by 2015 uneven
* France, Spain, Greece urge tax to raise poverty funding
* Bhutan proposes making happiness a development goal (Adds details from speeches, quotes, background)

By Lesley Wroughton and Helen Popper

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pressed debt-ridden donor countries on Monday not to cut aid to the poor despite their budgetary woes.

“We should not balance budgets on the backs of the poor,” Ban told 140 leaders at the start of a three-day summit to review progress in meeting U.N. poverty goals by 2015.

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