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 »
Over the last few years VSO in Bangladesh has been working for the decentralisation of local government, to make it more effective for marginalised and poor people in rural areas.
A few weeks ago, I helped run a seminar – ‘Decentralisation of local government: the Bangladesh context’ – at the South Asia Social Forum in… Read more »
On the final day the of the CIVICUS conference we explored global decision-making and how we can bring civil society and citizens’ voices from the margins to the centre (especially with social media).