Money Isn’t the Only Thing

Hundreds of world leaders gather at the United Nations today to take stock of the Millennium Development Goals. Here’s an excerpt of my op-ed today in The Guardian on the topic.

This week, over 150 world leaders are gathered at the UN for the opening of the general assembly. If recent years are any indication, news outlets will focus on the disagreements aired on Tuesday, when George Bush and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the podium.

But the real drama occurs today (Thursday), when the same global leaders that butted heads earlier in the week take stock of one of the most far-reaching and noble statements of international cooperation ever agreed upon, the millennium development goals.

Click over The Guardian to read the rest.