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'An Ode to RESULTS' - Celebrating 35 Years

24 August 2021

In 1986, RESULTS UK was launched and the first campaign group got started soon after in Macclesfield. Father and son duo Jay and Sanjay have been dedicated members of the Macclesfield group (now known as the Cheshire group) for years and continue to be an active part of the grassroots network. To celebrate 35 years of RESULTS UK and in the run up to the National Conference , we have a chat with Sanjay about his...

“We have to do what’s right even if we don’t win” - Campaigners reflect on the fight for 0.7%

3 August 2021

Thank you to Richard, Cameron, Sabah and Peter for sharing your reflections, and to Karen for the quote used in the blog title.

A 'Save 0.7%' photo stunt by the RESULTS London group, 2020.

Let’s start this blog in 1970, the year countries made a commitment at the United Nations that meant ‘economically advanced countries’ would move towards the target of spending 0.7% of their national income on Official Development Assistance (ODA, commonly...

August Grassroots Conference Call

3 August 2021

The topic of this month's call was the work of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance , and why the UK must honour its pledges to global health funds despite the cuts to the Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget. We were delighted to welcome Dr. Chizoba Wonodi as guest speaker to the call and hear about the work of Gavi and the impact it makes. Dr. Wonodi is a public...

Where is the UK in the fight against malnutrition?

26 July 2021

As we approach a key part of the Year of Action on Nutrition, starting with the UN Food System Pre-Summit this week leading to the actual Food System Summit in September, and the Nutrition for Growth Summit in December, engagement by governments is key to mobilising the financial and political commitments required to tackle malnutrition.

Each of these events are important milestones of the Year of Action on Nutrition. The Food System Summit and the Pre-Summit are convened by the...

The world was a very different place 100 years ago

12 July 2021

In 1921, we were recovering from a major flu pandemic and the First World War. Telephones were still a rarity, and those that did exist were clunky, static and expensive. We were still five years away from the world’s first television screening and Charlie Chaplin had just released his first full-length film. 1921 was also the year in which the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine – more commonly known as the BCG – was first used...

July Grassroots Conference Call

6 July 2021

Our July conference call addressed the topic of COVID-19 Vaccine inequity. We discussed the necessity for countries with excess vaccines to urgently share doses with countries facing barriers to accessing vaccines.

Our expert guest speaker, Waiswa Nkwanga, Senior Associate at the ACTION Global Health Partnership , answered questions about why the dose sharing announcements made...

Barefoot and begging - Pity communications do everyone a disservice

5 July 2021

Barefoot and begging - Pity communications do everyone a disservice

This blog was co-authored by Dela Anderson, Campaigns and Communications Officer and Ruthie Walters, Campaigns Coordinator for RESULTS UK.

The UK Government is abandoning its legal commitment to spend 0.7% of our national income on Overseas Development Assistance (ODA, commonly referred to as aid), cutting £4.5 billion from the budget....

June Grassroots Conference Call: COVID-19 Vaccinations for All

2 June 2021

On Tuesday 2 June, over 35 RESULTS UK grassroots advocates from all over the country (and internationaly!) joined our monthly conference call. It was the start of National Volunteers Week so we began the call with a big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who give up their time to take action to end global poverty. We had a roundup of updates about previous monthly actions, campaigns and events that have happened across the network.

We then turned to the topic of the June...

May Grassroots Conference call: Nutrition for Growth Year of Action

7 May 2021

This month, the call kicked off with Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, giving an overview of recent UK Government announcements on cuts to the UK aid budget and where we're at with the campaign to oppose the cuts (we've since published a blog post on this topic ). After a roundup about the network's activities and hearing about a few exciting events that...

“Callous and short-sighted.” What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

30 April 2021
"Callous and short sighted." What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently confirmed the Government’s plans to slash global health and education funding in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century.

In a statement released at the end of the day on 21 April, we learnt the Foreign Commonwealth and Development...

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