Blog: Aid

RESULTS UK Launches New Report in Addis Ababa

10 July 2015

RESULTS UK hosts Financing for Development event in Addis Ababa Since the start of the year we’ve been talking about the significance of 2015 for international development. In September, the Sustainable Development Goals will be launched in New York and in November, global leaders in Paris must make important decisions on how they will tackle climate change. However, the stage will be set for those two events at the third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa which begins next...

July conference call recording now available!

9 July 2015

We pleased to share that a recording of our July conference call is now available to download. On this months call we joined by two very special guests to launch our powerful new campaign - Leave no-one behind- Health for All . We first heard from Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance who shared how our campaigning ahead of the Gavi replenishment in January is helping to save millions of...

“Beyond Aid” is the Refrain as Leaders Prepare for the Financing for Development Conference

6 July 2015

Steve Lewis, Head of Policy Advocacy blogs ahead of travelling to one of the most important international conferences in 2015. With just a week to go until the Financing for Development (FfD) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, countries are finalising their negotiating positions. The conference, which begins next Monday 13 th July, is seen as a crucial milestone to determine if the financial resources will be available for the next fifteen years of development work. This...

Six reasons why the Financing for Development Conference matters for millions

29 June 2015

Laura Kerr, Policy Advocacy Coordinator, blogs about the importance of the Financing for Development Conference next month. 2015 is a pivotal year for development. In September, global leaders will agree on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide the development agenda for the next 15 years. The proposed SDGs are ambitious. The UN and member states are still working how the goals will be...

In the Fight Against the World’s Deadliest Diseases, It’s Time to Take the Next Step

29 April 2015

This blog post from Taryn Russell, Campaigns Officer - Child Health and Vaccines at RESULTS Canada , is the fourth in our World Immunisation Week series on “Closing the Gap on Immunisations”. Stay tuned for more posts from our ACTION partners around the world! For 3,000 years smallpox was one of the world’s most feared diseases. The virus...

Measles: From Washington to Lagos via Berlin - no passport required

28 April 2015

The third blog in our World Immunisation Week series comes from Vanessa Boas, European Advocacy Officer from Global Health Advocates. Measles moves fast. The highly contagious virus can strike anywhere at any time, be it in Nigerian refugee camps or California’s Disneyland. Measles does not distinguish between rich and poor; instead, it seeks out the vulnerable – like infants below the minimum vaccination age, or those who skipped routine vaccinations. The...

Guest Blog Post: UK Aid saves lives by the minute – shouldn't we be proud of that?

10 April 2015

This is a guest blog post from Norwich Grassroots Group Leader Ann Marie Pointer . It first appeared in the Norwich Evening News on Wednesday, 25 March 2015. One of the last bills to go through this Parliament will be the Foreign Aid bill. It will commit the UK to spending 0.7% of its Gross National Income (GNI) on Aid. It’s the first of the G7 nations to do this. Think of GNI as the amount of money the government has to spend. 0.7% is like the money you find down the back of the...

Why are we celebrating 0.7%? Find out in our April Conference Call recording!

8 April 2015

Our April 2015 Conference Call was all about celebrating the passage of the 0.7% Act , which received Royal Assent on 26 March, 2015. We were joined by Baroness Alison Suttie , one of the key figures in the Bill’s journey through Parliament, who gave us insight into what made the Act possible and what it means for UK aid. As always we had fantastic questions from Grassroots volunteers, who joined us from Hastings, Leeds,...

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