Clinton's Foreign-Aid Strategy

The article "Nations Make Progress In Helping Children," Nov. 24, is a welcome reminder of the nearly forgotten World Summit for Children in 1990. We have the opportunity in the Clinton administration to incorporate the summit's goals as central to the United States foreign assistance policy.

As the author states, a quarter of a million young children die every week from malnutrition, disease, and poverty. The 71 world leaders agreed to cut this number by one-third by the year 2000. James Grant's direction of the United Nation's Children Fund (UNICEF) led to this remarkable demonstration of political will; he is now approaching the end of his third term, the traditional limit at UNICEF. President-elect Clinton should either support Mr. Grant for an unprecedented fourth term, or strongly consi der him to head the US Agency for International Development. The 1 billion children and adults living in poverty around the world need Grant, or someone like him, who will put people first in foreign aid. Keith Johnson, Seattle

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