March 9th, 2012

Conyers Urges Obama to Nominate Jeff Sachs to Lead the World Bank

by: Robert Naiman, Truthout | News Analysis

President Obama has a historic opportunity to help reform the World Bank, by nominating development expert Jeffrey Sachs to be the World Bank’s next president. Sachs has said that as president he would sharpen the focus of the Bank on achieving the Millennium Development Goals for reducing poverty and extending access to health care and education. Coming from Sachs, this pledge is change you can believe in because, for years, Sachs has been a leading international advocate of efforts to achieve the world’s poverty reduction goals, currently serving as an adviser to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Now members of Congress are starting to speak up.

Michigan Rep. John Conyers is circulating a letter to President Obama, urging him to nominate Sachs. Signers of the letter so far include Reps. Hansen Clarke, Jesse Jackson Jr., Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Jim McGovern, Lynn Woolsey, Raul Grijalva and Eleanor Holmes Norton…

Read full article in Truthout.



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