MDG progress shows the power of global goals and a shared purpose. Leaders will be held to this high standard.
For me the story really began in a field in Edinburgh a few days before the Gleneagles summit in July 2005. That day, we had about 250,000 people marching through the city to call on the G8 to “make poverty history”.
Compared to the drama of interest rates and fiscal cliffs, accounting and auditing are often overlooked, seen as mundane and boring. But, warns a historian of the subject, they have been crucial to the smooth operation of world trade since before the time of Columbus.