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Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty
Salil Shetty

In a HARDtalk interview broadcast on 6 January, Stephen Sackur speaks to the director of the UN Millennium Campaign, Salil Shetty.

Figures from the UN suggest that in 2009 the number of undernourished people in the world will top one billion for the first time.

It's an alarming milestone and the director of the UN Millennium Campaign, Salil Shetty, has one of the world's impossible jobs.

He must persuade governments to make good on their promises to slash rates of global poverty, disease and illiteracy by 2015.

Stephen Sackur asks him if it's time to tear up the Millennium Development Goals.

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