Blog: Sustainable Development Goals

"Are you ready to lift the world?" Getting inspired at the Global Citizen Prize awards show

23 December 2019

This is a guest blog by RESULTS grassroots advocate Sophia Kleanthous.

“The status quo is no longer acceptable for anyone. Global Citizens are you ready to lift the world?!” Global Citizen Prize, 2019

RESULTS London group at the Global Citizen Prize

Last Friday myself and a fellow group of volunteers from the RESULTS UK London group were invited to attend the Global Citizen Prize...

Fulfilling fundamental rights by investing in human development in 2020

18 November 2019

By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere’ . Here we have the first Sustainable Development Goal and its target.

More than 70 years ago, governments coming out of the Second World War created an era of human rights, and signed their endless commitment to protect them. The inception of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was followed by several international treaties...

Brick by Brick: Accelerating Progress on Global Health

10 June 2019

In 2019, no-one should be denied access to life-saving vaccines, services for diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and good nutrition. Even though we have made remarkable progress in improving global health, challenges remain and progress is stalling. 1 in 10 children do not receive any vaccines, TB is the...

Making the right to health a reality: Why 2019 is a vital year

5 April 2019

Health worker in Cambodia, 2014. Image: Tom Maguire

The theme of this year’s World Health Day on Sunday April 7th is Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, as we continue to face a number of serious global health challenges, the vision of a world in which everyone has access to essential healthcare is a distant one. This World Health...

January monthly conference call

10 January 2019

A recording of the January grassroots conference call is now online. To kick off 2019, we were joined by Paul Abernethy, who leads the political advocacy of Bond and works with parliamentarians in support of ending global poverty.

Paul explained that the UK is currently reviewing its progress towards achieving the 17...

Regional cooperation in the fight against tuberculosis: politics and practice in Papua New Guinea

19 November 2018

Last week almost 15,000 international delegates and world leaders gathered in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG), to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. APEC is a regional economic forum that was established in 1989 and is made up of 21 countries. It aims to “ create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by...

November grassroots conference call

9 November 2018

A recording of the November grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by Claire Baudot, Advocacy Manager at Global Health Advocates (GHA) France in Paris. Claire leads the parliamentary engagement of GHA France on tuberculosis, child survival and Universal Health Coverage.

Claire explained why investments in health are central to achieving the UN Sustainable...

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....

The World Health Assembly 2018 and what it did for us

26 June 2018

At RESULTS, we are clear about what we do: We use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Every year in Geneva, delegations from the 193 Member States of the World Health Organisation (WHO) gather to discuss health challenges of global significance. This is known as the World Health Assembly (WHA), where political decisions are made that can make progress towards the end of poverty. RESULTS’ staff attended the 71st WHA last month, and worked hard to use...

How do I help make positive change in this crazy world?

8 June 2018

It’s a question that we at RESULTS have asked ourselves over and over during this last year or so. In an increasingly polarised, angry and unsafe world, how do those of us who want to stay positive and keep fighting poverty actually manage to do that, keeping motivated as we go, and achieving real and lasting change?

Do we have to be extraordinary people, with especially clear vision, sense of purpose and drive? Do we need to be super-activists to win against the combined pressure of...

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