President Obama Vows To Boost Us Foreign Aid

09.23.10 | FL News Team

(United Nations)  --  President Obama vows to boost America's commitment to foreign aid and development.  Speaking at the United Nations' annual fall meetings, Obama said all people have a right to a decent standard of living.  He said everyone's conscience should be shocked when a child dies from hunger or from a preventable disease anywhere in the world.  Obama emphasized the international community has an obligation to "do better" in the fight against poverty, disease and hunger.  He called global development initiatives a moral, strategic and economic imperative.  The President said the world community must recognize the "dignity and potential of every human being."