DEC 00] UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK NEWS
Clinton Looks To The World's Future
Clinton took his bow from the world stage today by addressing an
audience at Warwick University on the challenges facing the
said that humane ways of dealing with the increasing
globalisation of the world – the approach developed by him and
Prime Minisiter Tony Blair dubbed the Third Way.
told the audience in the Butterworth Hall:
has turned the world into a global media village, from
Coventry to Kansas to Cambodia.
developing countries too it brings the promise but not the
guarantee of a better future.
people have come out of poverty in the last two decades than
Clinton, accompanied by Senator-elect Hillary Clinton, and his
daughter Chelsea said the good work had to continue.
have the ability and the responsibility to make a great deal
disagree with anti-globalisation protestors who suggest that
poor countries should be “saved “ from development by
closing themselves from development.
has increased in many nations. The answer is not to abandon
the path of expanding trade.”
told the audience, which included Deputy Prime Minister John
Prescott, that the issue of debt relief had to be tackled, as it
was making a big impact in countries that were being helped.
he said those countries should only be selected if they showed
they could use the money wisely to help its people.
should help more nations who qualify for the lift - that is
who come forward with plans to help their people.
is not just about elections – even if they seem to go on
forever. It’s also what happens after the election.”
Clinton said improvements in education, health and health
awareness were vital, even in countries where cultural views
prevented discussions about issues such as AIDS.
he said that technology could help people in even the poorest
areas if they were given access to it.
concluded by saying:
generation has had the opportunity that we now have to build
the global economy that leaves no-one behind."
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