From MDGs to SDGs – seeing the transition through the eyes of a child in rural Uganda

Blog by Robin Hart, Director of Programmes Geoffrey was born in central Uganda in 2000, the year the MDGs were agreed. I have sponsored…

UN meeting in 1946

‘We the People……’

On the 24th October 1945, the United Nations (UN) officially came into being after the ratification of its founding document, the UN Charter, by the…

A hand held by hands wearing gloves testing for Malaria

Statement on ‘Malaria elimination and acceleration towards a malaria-free world’

At our ministerial meeting on Malaria elimination in Asia Pacific and Southern Africa that was held between 30 September and 2 October 2015, ministers, leaders and decision makers came…

Doctor testing a baby for Malaria whilst being held by a woman

Celebrating World Health Day 2014

On the 65th World Health Day, we reflect on the challenges posed by vector-borne diseases. Today is World Health Day. An annual event since 1950,…

World Radio Day – enhancing global dialogue

13 February is UNESCO’s World Radio Day and is a time to reflect on the importance of the radio in furthering communication throughout the world.

Doctor testing a baby for HIV whilst being held my a woman

World AIDS Day: scaling up HIV treatment; South Africa and beyond

From 11-13 December, we will be running a conference in Cape Town on Scaling up HIV/AIDS treatment as prevention: South Africa and Beyond bringing the HIV/AIDS…

Addressing the changing landscape of humanitarian action: encouraging complementarity rather than competition

The contours of global power and influence are changing. Rising global powers are playing an increasingly active humanitarian role, and international development architecture is changing.

A woman stood announcing a presentation in the conference room at Wilton Park

Foundations and international development: partnership and outcomes

What are the new trends and challenges in development thinking? Where do Foundations fit in? Donor government organisations, NGOs, representatives from Southern civil society, development…

Making tax interesting – Africa conference

At a time when public spending and post-crisis economic plans focus attention, the conference conducted with the North-South Institute (Canada) presented original research of Sub-Saharan…

Winning ‘Hearts & Minds’ in Afghanistan: assessing the effectiveness of development aid in COIN operations

Discussion at Wilton Park explored critical issues surrounding the effectiveness of development in aid promoting security and stability in Afghanistan. The conference discussion and report…