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I’m pleased to be on this list of “top economist” signatories of an open letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon endorsing the simple idea that economic growth should be the foundation stone on which the other Sustainable Development Goals, especially poverty reduction, are built.
Thirty national governments and over 235 organisations from more than 60 countries have signed the Girl Summit Charter (PDF) advocating for an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early, and forced marriage “within a generation.” The charter was launched on July 22nd as part of the Girl Summit jointly hosted by the British government and Unicef.