Cameron: Panel aims to end extreme poverty by 2030

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Associated Press

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 8:03 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain's prime minister says a high-level panel he co-chairs will recommend goals aimed at ending extreme poverty in the world by 2030 — and that means improving life for more than one billion people living on less than $1.25 a day.

David Cameron told reporters Wednesday that "it is doable" and would give the world's poorest clean drinking water, electricity, health care and schools.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Cameron and the leaders of Liberia and Indonesia to co-chair the panel, which has about 25 members, and recommend the best ways to combat global poverty after the U.N. Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.

Cameron said the recommendations, which will be presented to Ban on May 30, will include promoting private investment and good governance.

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