Did you know that the world produces enough food for everyone but not everyone has enough food? If you didn’t, a new campaign entitled Enough Food for Everyone IF aims to bring it to the top of the agenda at the upcoming G8 summit.
Obviously the Living Wage is a lovely idea. And so is the offer of a free iPhone 5 for anyone who wants one. Hopi Sen has coined the term “pony polling” for the sort of opinion survey that asks, “Would you like a pony and have someone else pay for it?”
Well, the Living Wage is [...]
Today, the 16th October, is World Food Day. Many in the UK may not have heard about it, because its focus is often on hunger and malnutrition in developing countries and because many people don’t think that in the UK, the 7th richest country in the world, people go hungry. But they do.
I am a mum of a three year old girl and a five year old boy. They are the two most precious things in the world to me. As soon as they came into my life, all I wanted to do was to protect them from harm and give them the best possible start in this world.
Following years of civil war progress has been made in securing peace and stability. Infant and maternal mortality have fallen significantly and access to primary education is greatly improved. However, despite these advances it was shocking to learn that Burundi has one of the highest levels of child malnutrition in the world.
The Olympics-motivated cooperation between the Metropolitan and the Romanian police is the most recent attempt to clear London’s streets of groups of beggars at a time when the eyes of the world are on the city.
The family planning world is meeting in London this week to make one straightforward request – give 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries access to contraception. Their reasoning is basic: ‘It’s mortality, stupid’.
“Human rights and democracy are inextricably connected. Only in a democracy can individuals fully realize their human rights; only when human rights are respected can democracy flourish.”
If there’s one thing that David Cameron is clear about, it’s that he wants us all to do the ‘Right Thing,’ a phrase that popped up no less than seven times in his deeply moralising speech about the benefits system earlier this week.
Next year will be crucial for the UK’s international development policy. With the UK in the G8 chair and David Cameron co-chairing a UN committee that will oversee the setting of new global development goals, the UK once again has an opportunity to shape international action against poverty.
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