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Mandela: the global icon
Read openDemocracy author, Michael Edwards' blogs from the Manchester conference - the latest contributions to an ongoing discussion in the run-up to the UN's MDG Summit in New York.
The UN General Assembly is reviewing the Millennium Development Goals. It will:
- bring together the world’s leading poverty researchers, policymakers, activists and practitioners;
- analyse the successes and failures of the first decade of concerted global efforts to eradicate poverty;
- set out practical proposals for reducing poverty in the next ten years
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