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RESULTS UK at the Party Conferences

18 October 2018

Every year the major political parties in the UK hold an annual autumn conference. Conferences are a great opportunity for members of a party to vote on future policy decisions, attend events and chat to parliamentarians. Since 2015, RESULTS UK and Send My Friend to School have attended various party conferences in order to ensure that the key issues of global health and education are continually in the foreground of conversations on aid, poverty...

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17 October 2018

On 17 October 2018 we mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

It is important to recall at this time the fundamental connection between extreme poverty and human rights, and that people living in poverty are disproportionately affected by many human rights violations.

At RESULTS, we believe that the building blocks leading to the end of poverty include the rights to health, education and economic opportunity....

Q&A with Bormey Chuun: a youth leader for nutrition

16 October 2018

This guest blog post was written by Bormey Chuun, who is taking part in the Scaling Up Nutrition 'Youth Leaders for Nutrition' global advocacy programme. Bormey lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is currently working for Helen Keller International (a non-profit organisation that combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition) and is halfway through a degree in...

Climate change: the bend in the road towards ending extreme poverty

9 October 2018

We cannot afford to miss a bend in road on our journey towards ending extreme poverty. Since the turn of the millennium we have made enormous steps towards alleviating extreme poverty but we must not neglect the enormous threat climate change poses to this progress.

The World Bank estimates that 100 million people will be pushed back into...

October grassroots conference call

3 October 2018

A recording of the October grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by Megan Pennell, Country Support Adviser for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, based at Save the Children in London. Megan works with over 40 countries to develop strong national plans to tackle malnutrition and leads SUN’s youth engagement work....

Power, People, Presidents, Paper and Pledges

25 September 2018

This year, the UN is hosting the first High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. This is a remarkable opportunity for some of the world’s most powerful people to end the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

For all of you keen politicos and those who want to see a healthier world, here are 5 things to look out for: Power, People, Pledges, Paper and Presidents. How these 5 elements interact will be a key part of the High-Level Meeting, and...

Taking the TB message to Downing Street

20 September 2018

Chris Woodgates, grassroots campaigner in the RESULTS Brighton group, writes about his recent visit to 10 Downing Street. Chris is based in Brighton and is currently studying for a BA in Anthropology at the University of Sussex.

Since joining RESULTS Brighton as a grassroots campaigner, I’ve spent a significant amount of time campaigning on tuberculosis (TB), the world’s deadliest infectious disease. As a group we’ve organised events to...

A wake up call: new figures reveal the scale of the burden of malnutrition

20 September 2018

‘The absolute number of people in the world affected by undernourishment, or chronic food deprivation, is now estimated to have increased to nearly 821 million.’

821 million. Let’s put that into perspective. For every 9 people alive, one of them suffers with undernutrition. Except, of course, it disproportionately affects people in low- and middle-income countries putting a ceiling on individual, societal and national development.

Why this blog now? Well, last week the Food...

The International Development Committee explained

30 August 2018

We often hear of Westminster as a bubble. I once heard a columnist describe it as a fishbowl, a much more accurate description: transparent, but, looking inwards, you find the view to be obscured. Navigating this world can be tricky, and changing things is trickier still. However, there are a multitude of different instruments that civil society advocates, activists and campaigners can use to change and influence policy. One of the key ways that RESULTS UK attempts to do this is through...

August grassroots conference call

10 August 2018

A recording of the August grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by Annalisa Prizzon , Senior Research Fellow within the Development Strategy and Finance Programme at the Overseas Development Institute . Annalisa holds a PhD in Economics and Public Finance with a focus on external debt sustainability in low-...

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