needs to be guided
first reading of the conclusion of the Glasgow G8 Meeting,
about the commitments taken towards aids to Africa, leads
us to a prudent optimism.
The promise to allocate 50 billion dollars for the next five
years and to partially cancel the debts of 18 among the poorest
nations is, however, a real step ahead.
In the past years growth & development, social security
and environment topics were discussed in diverse occasions:
Genoa and Evian G8, other international meetings such as the
World Water Forum and the Conference of Johannesburg and even
In these meetings, international and national institutions,
groups of interest, companies and State communities have promised
aids and financial obligations, setting up a lot of hope.
But the most sensitive part of the public opinion is now expecting
to be informed on issues like the total sum enlarged, the
total sum spent, when the debts will be actually cancelled
from the relative State's budgets, which obstacles have been
encountered and which could be encountered the future.
Which are indicators is possible to verify quality of use
and if it's posible to draw efficacy?
Trust towards politics is decreasing everywhere. More and
more often we hear about a Perestrojka which would
cross institutions and international policy. The partial use
of resources, in terms of allocation and efficacy, could mean
a dangerous defeat for all.
The set back of the development policy to support the most
fragile countries, represents not only a disaster for values
and morality that lie at the base of our communities, but
reinforces the overall sense of insecurity.
It is therefore critical that governors act scrupulously and
in a correct manner. It is also important to monitor their
actions and to keep the public opinion informed and updated,
trough Glasnost' s decision in order to diminish their
distance from the governors.
The role of monitoring on the actions and orientation in the
use of the resources could be effectively brought ahead by
a Commission or multilateral international Fund.
To guarantee the well functioning and the independence of
this organism there should be a board of people made up by
respectful personalities, appreciated and renewed for their
high morality, for their expertise and capacities.
People gifted of capacity of influence and prestige, able
to fully meet our expectations of commitment in such delicate
and honorable field, can be found in the sphere of politics,
science, culture, communication, among ex heads of state and
among international organizations managers
Transparency, in these processes, is a 'must', also in respect
of the citizen's willingness to make donations, a habit that,
in the recent past, has brought to an extraordinary mobilization
Lastly, we do not want to ignore the attacks in London.
We want to join the mourning of the victims of a blind violence
that cannot be justified. The decision taken by the G8 at
Glasgow to allocate 3 billion dollars for Palestine makes
us hope that it has finally been taken a way to reach a political
solution. Without a solution of conflicts, of the misery and
of the under development, there is no hope to defeat terrorism.
Green Cross Italia Vice - President