In my opinion we have the global resources but we lack even the local will. For instance here in Australia some of our original inhabitants are clustered together in shanty towns under third world conditions on the lands which were once theirs. It's wrong, we know it is, but we let it happen. Now, far too late, we are trying to do something to help.

All wealthy countries have their underclasses. For example in some countries they disenfranchise them by putting barriers in the way when they want to vote, in others they construct their society in such a way that those disadvantaged by birth cannot ever progress.

A good place to start is with universal education. It makes sense morally and socially and works regardless of the political system within a particular country.

Rereading the millennium goals makes me realise we should be able to do it. it seems so obvious! Why is it really so difficult?