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Parliament debates how to ensure equitable access to vaccines

14 January 2022

At the outset of the new year, a cross-party group of MP gathered at a backbench business debate in Westminster Hall to discuss global access to vaccines, and the UK Government’s part in the international response to-date .

14 Jan 2022

“It is time that the Government gives clarity as to how it will play a leading role in ending the pandemic globally. Boris Johnson says he wants us to be ‘Global Britain’. Well, now it is time to step up to the...

January Grassroots Conference Call

11 January 2022

In the first conference call of 2022, we had an overview of what's going on in the world of international development in the UK, and what opportunities are coming up for RESULTS campaigners this year to help obvercome poverty and injustice. The main topic of the call this month was polio eradication, and the need for the UK commits to funding the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). We heard from Sona Bari, external relations coordinator for polio eradication at the World Health...

A New Year for Nutrition

4 January 2022

As we welcome in the new year, it is also time to say goodbye to the old. 2021 was a year filled with global health highlights and setbacks, but also carried the weight of expectation as a “Nutrition Year of Action”. Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continued economic instability posed significant challenges for this Year of Action, there were several advancements for global nutrition that were cause for optimism.

The past year has shown how COVID-19...

Prejudices and Privileges: how can we explain the terrible vaccine inequity of the COVID-19 response?

13 December 2021

With the World Health Organization’s (WHO) target of 40% COVID-19 vaccine coverage in every country by the end of 2021 looming and the world being completely off-course from achieving it, this blog analyses some of the decisions and factors that underpin our current state of inequitable access to COVID-19 tools, including vaccines and treatments. ...

Seen But Not Heard: Refugee Children and the Right to Education

10 December 2021

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) , a common set of fundamental human rights to achieve for all people and nations. To celebrate this landmark declaration, International Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December every year. This year’s theme is Equality, highlighting Article 1 of UDHR: “All human beings are born free and equal in...

December Grassroots conference call

9 December 2021

In our December call, we reflected on our campaigning in 2021 and heard some updates and news about recent UK Government decisions on international development issues, in particular the disappointing outcomes of the Spending Review and the Nutrition for Growth Summit . We then heard from RESULTS Advocacy Officers about TB, COVID-19...

Advocating for adolescents’ health and nutrition

8 December 2021

This is a guest blog by Youth Leader for Nutrition Florence Sibomana. The Youth Leaders for Nutrition programme was launched in 2018 by the SUN Civil Society Network, in partnership with Save the Children UK, RESULTS UK, and Global Citizen. Florence is a doctor based in Rwanda, with a passion for global health and social justice.

The world is home to...

Grassroots Scrapbook 2021

7 December 2021

As a way of celebrating our Grassroots network and saying 'thank you' to RESULTS campaigners across the UK, we've put together a scrapbook of 2021. Join us in looking through some of the highlights of the year...

Happy International Volunteer Day: A journey around the world

3 December 2021

RESULTS UK belongs to a partnership called ACTION , which brings together advocacy organisations from around the world. Many of us have grassroots volunteer campaigners and advocates at the heart of what we do. So to mark International Volunteer Day, we want to showcase volunteers around the world who give up their time to advocate for an end to global poverty.

What is a volunteer? By...

Send My Friend to School Campaign Champions reflect on COP26

29 November 2021

Send My Friend to School is a UK coalition that brings together young people, politicians, teachers, civil society and the media in joint campaigning to demand quality education for all children across the globe. Send My Friend to School is an organisation hosted by RESULTS UK and we are delighted to share this blog post with you here, featuring two Send My Friend to School Campaign Champions who...

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