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Lvie cross with James Chau: France pledges 1.4 billion USD toward global fund

09-21-2010 18:34 BJT

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France has raised the stakes at the ongoing high level meetings to decide the fate of the UN Millennium Development Goals. President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a huge contribution on Monday which will help support the world's poorest over the next three years. The United Nations says that, at a time of fiscal concern, the pledge shows France is putting lives first. James Chau is live in New York for more on this story.

Q1: James, How significant is this new contribution to the future of the UN Millennium Development Goals?

Q2: Will the French pledge necessarily be followed by other industrialized nations?

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