‘We the People……’

News - 24 October, 2015

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 majority of its signatories including the five permanent members of the Security Council. Emphasised in the opening lines of the UN Charter ‘We the people…’ the UN is universal in […]

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

News - 6 October, 2015

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 together to discuss the elimination and eventual eradication of malaria, agreeing to collaborate, communicate and commit financing to existing political support. Here is their statement: “We, the Ministers, leaders, and decision-makers […]

Working towards malaria elimination – Malaria Day 2015

News - 25 April, 2015

Today marks the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Malaria Day 2015. Continuing from the past two years, the theme is ‘Invest in the future: defeat malaria’. In 2013, there were 198 million cases, and 584,000 deaths from malaria, with African children under five years old being the worst affected group. In 2014, 97 countries had […]

Celebrating World Health Day 2014

News - 7 April, 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, the day is used each year to highlight a theme of global importance to health and healthcare. The theme for this year’s World Health Day, the 65th, is vector-borne diseases […]

World Radio Day – enhancing global dialogue

News - 13 February, 2014

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. The particular focus this year is on promoting gender equality, both in the production of radio programmes and through spreading a message of inclusion through their content. The changing nature […]

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

News - 29 November, 2013

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 agenda into the spotlight. The UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic 2013 estimates that in 2012, 35.3 million people were living with HIV, with 2.3 million new HIV infections globally. […]

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

News - 8 November, 2013

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. How do those engaged in humanitarian assistance envision the trajectory of their future work together? Advancing humanitarian action: engaging with rising global actors to develop new strategic dialogue and partnerships […]

Foundations and international development: partnership and outcomes

News - 8 October, 2010

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 experts and foundations met at Wilton Park for lively debate.   Foundations and International Development: Partnership and Outcomes Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 October 2010 (WP1070) In the aftermath of […]

Making tax interesting – Africa conference

News - 22 April, 2010

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 African economies. Enhancing Domestic Resource Mobilisation in Sub-Saharan Africa Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 April 2010 (WPS10-01) in co-operation with The North-South Institute and with support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office […]