Globe And Mail Profiles World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

Globe and Mail correspondent Kevin Carmichael profiles Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank and former “point man on HIV/AIDS” for the WHO, noting that in 2003, “he rallied the world’s governments to endorse [‘3 by 5,’] an audacious plan to treat three million [people living with HIV] with antiretroviral therapy by 2005.” Carmichael writes, “Our conversation has turned into a brief oral history of ‘3 by 5’ because Dr. Kim has a new mission,” adding, “In April, he convinced Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and the 24 other economic and development ministers who set the World Bank’s agenda to endorse a pledge to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030.” The profile also provides a broader overview of Kim’s career. In addition to Kim, Carmichael includes quotes from Stephen Lewis, the U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa at the same time Kim was at the WHO; Lilianne Ploumen, a former AIDS and women’s rights activist who now is the Dutch minister of trade and international development; and Nancy Birdsall, founding president of the Center for Global Development (7/12).

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