World Leaders Fall Short $10B Pledged for Poor

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Leaders from the world's largest economies will gather in the tiny Ontario town of Huntsville, Canada June 25-27 for the G-8 and G-20 summits.

Already, they've released an accountability report showing a $10 billion shortfall in previously pledged aid to the world's poor. That pledged was made at the G-8 summit held at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, in Scotland back in 2005.

Robert Zachritz, Director of Government Relations for World Vision, appeared on CBN Newschannel's Morning program for more on this issue.

Click play to watch the interview.

The report says the G-8 account for about 70 percent of official development assistance, suggesting that the group's share of the $10 billion is $7 billion.

Aid organizations such as World Vision and Oxfam have called on the G-8 to get back on track with their aid commitments.

"2010 is a date with fate for the G-8. There can be no half measures; no excuses. Firm commitments were made for 2010 and the eyes of the world will be upon them," said Robert Fox, Oxfam Canada executive director.

According to its website, World Vision International is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice

Robert Zachritz, director of government relations for World Vision, appeared on the Tuesday, June 22 edition of the CBN Newschannel's Morning program to discuss the $10 billion shortfall, its impact on poor people, and his arguments to get world leaders to fulfill their commitments. Click play to watch the interview.

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