Not a coincidence that it is an Indian-born US-Billionaire.Tony Blair awarded Fenner Brockway medal for contribution to UK-India relations
Friday, Jul 03, 2009 in Office of Tony Blair
I visited the site, so you don't have to
Tony Blair's key achievements in strengthening the UK India relationship include:
• Signing the New Dehli Declaration in Jan 2002 which marked the new, mature relationship between the two countries. A relationship not shaped by sentiment or a shared past but forged in the hard realities of the modern world.
• Visiting India and Pakistan at a time of intense danger following the murderous attack on the Indian Parliament in December 2001 and escalating military tensions.
• Increasing the British International Development budget to India from £60 million to £300 million. This was a huge shift in recognition that a third of the world's poor live in India and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals there needed to be a new focus on India.
• Being the first leader of the G8 to go on record and support India's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council. He subsequently started inviting India to G8 meetings.
• Resisting protectionist tendencies and actively promoting liberal markets, particularly through the new annual UK - India Investment summits. By the end of 2006 the UK was India's 3rd largest investor cumulatively - after Mauritius, and the USA.
So... Where's Pachauri?
Didn't take long.http://dsds.teriin.org/2006/programme3.htm
Al Gore must be going green... this time with envy.