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How Development Can Help Deal with State Failure

LSE Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 4 March 2004
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Hilary Benn
Chair: Howard Davies

Hilary Benn MP is secretary of state for international development.  Prior to this, he was parliamentary under-secretary of state for community and custodial provision, returning to the Department for International Development as minister of state in June 2003 before taking up his present post in October 2003.

Last week he helped to launch the commission on Africa, saying 'Half of all Africans are living in absolute poverty. We are not moving fast enough to achieve the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals. This is simply unacceptable. Today's launch of the Commission for Africa shows the commitment of leaders and peoples across the world to work together to lift Africa out of poverty. If we set our minds to this, we really can do something to ensure that the next generation of Africans have the sort of opportunities that we take for granted.'  The Department for International Development have also recently launched a country assistance plan for Iraq and promised more money to Afghanistan.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 

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