What do we want the world to look like in 2030? In a little over a year, the global community will have arrived at a definitive answer. As the leading international development organisation that uses volunteers to bring about sustainable global change, VSO is leading the charge to ensure that the power of… Read more »
Ebola has claimed nearly 5000 lives across West Africa, with Sierra Leone being one of the worst-hit countries. VSO has 50 years of experience working in the country and our Sierra Leone team is part of the Ebola task force committee at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. They are working together on… Read more »
As the High Level Panel on Post-2015 meets for the third time in Liberia this week it is clear that the debate on what should replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is beginning to heat up. (See VSO UK’s blog for more on the Panel and the outcome of its previous… Read more »
For many years VSO staff and volunteers in Thailand have spoken of how important Aung San Suu Kyi is in the struggle for democracy in the region. Last week various VSO staff were able to attend speaking engagements with her during her tour of the UK. Mark Rowland attended her address to the joint UK… Read more »
Twenty years ago world leaders came together to develop and agree a plan of action to address the pressing challenges facing our planet. The landmark Earth Summit resulted in the creation of a sustainable development agenda that brought together environmental, social and economic concerns for the first time and identified a set of… Read more »
Excuse me for sounding like a broken record regarding the Global Fund (Global Fund on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM))!
My updates from the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) dwelt on this issue and here is some more; it’s just that it is a serious issue, literally a matter… Read more »