MDG progress shows the power of global goals and a shared purpose. Leaders will be held to this high standard.
Scarce water supplies and a lack of usable agricultural land mean the states of the Arabian Gulf have long relied on imports for the majority of their food. But with massively growing populations and uncertainty over the price of staples, can these countries feed themselves?
A club of old colonialists, of decreasing relevance but still capable of causing enormous economic and ecological damage (and of starting wars): that, according to the director of a leading charity, is what the G8 is