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Commission launched to decide on more devolved powers in Scotland 25.09.2014

The consultation to agree on proposals for more devolved powers for Scotland has been launched. The Smith Commission is currently working with SCVO to determine what further powers Scotland’s voluntary sector would like to see devolved.

SCVO has been given just two weeks to consult with the sector.

Round up of this week’s Climate Summit 2014 25.09.2014

This week saw world leaders gather at the UN’s Climate Summit 2014.

The Carbon Brief has a great round up of all the major announcements and a summary of each country’s speech. David Cameron reiterated the UK’s progress in addressing climate change to date and called for the world to reach a global deal at next year’s COP21 conference in Paris. A full copy of Cameron’s speech is available on the UK Government website.

NIDOS Post-Referendum Statement 19.09.2014

Scotland has voted by majority in favour of remaining part of the UK. The Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland (NIDOS) and its member organisations look forward to helping build Scotland’s contribution to a more just world through its devolved powers. The pro-Union political parties have stated that extra powers will now be offered to Scotland. NIDOS and its members hope that civil society will be invited to help shape what those extra powers may be. Even without further devolution, there is recognition within the sector that we must seek to further enhance Scotland’s approach to international development. As part of civil society, NIDOS members believe these changes should focus on building equality and eradicating poverty both in Scotland and around the world. We hope the 17 recommendations in our report will inform institutional and policy development.

Scotland's referendum and the future of aid 17.09.2014

Devex looks at the implications of tommorow's refendum on international development and UK aid. Read more on the Devex website

Scottish independence and the aid budget: Dr James Mackie 17.09.2014
Fellow Scot Dr James Mackie, from the European Centre for Development Policy Management, has said Scottish independence "would open doors for development" but it would also present a number of challenges. 
 
"The first challenge will be how to spend £1bn in official development assistance – or aid – per year, and the second how to do so effectively?" Mackie wrote in an aritcle on the Guardian website. 
 

Events

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Edinburgh University Global Academies Annual Conference 2014
03.10.2014

The University of Edinburgh Global Academies 2014 Annual Conference takes place on 3 October, and considers the question: Global Challenges: How...

Edinburgh World Justice Festival 2014
04.10.2014 to 11.10.2014

The World Justice Festival brings together people and organisations who share the common values of justice, peace, non-violence, human rights for...

EWJF Conference: Resources, Climate and Conflict
04.10.2014

With a range of plenary sessions, breakout conversations, social justice stalls and networking opportunities, the event will highlight the ways in...