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Pakistan - sadness and hope 19.12.2014

Our colleague, Mohammad Zia-ur-Rehman (Director of AWAZ CDS in Pakistan) contacted us and many others, on behalf of the Pakistani Development Alliance and GCAP, in light of the devastating killing of so many children and staff at the Army School in Peshawar this week. He called on networks and coalitions across the world to condemn this brutality, and we do, and to extend support to Pakistan to come out of this situation.

Comic Relief: African Diaspora Survey - please take part if you are an African in Scotland involved in supporting development in Africa 18.12.2014

Comic Relief very much wants to hear from individuals in the African diaspora based in Scotland  and invite you to fill in the survey which can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/KPR55TS. It should take about 15-20 minutes. The deadline for taking part in the survey is now 11 January 2015 to allow engagement. 

Please feel free to send this survey link to anyone you know within the African diaspora in Scotland and encourage them to fill the survey too. 

OECD's Development Assistance Committee issues a report on UK’s development assistance 18.12.2014

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has issued a report on the UK’s development assistance as part of a series of examinations of OECD DAC donor aid policies and programmes.

Ebola weekly update - December 16 16.12.2014
Latest country updates from WHO; Understanding Ebola webinar; Plan International Ebola report; no remaining cases in Mali; Time Magazine Person of the Year; UNMEER study; and updates on Ebola travel restrictions.
House of Lords debate on post-2015 11.12.2014

Former Scottish First Minister, Lord Jack McConnell, led a debate in the House of Lords today on the post-2015 agenda. 

Lord McConnell said next year must lead to a world with equal rights for all and called for a concerted effort to increase global capacity for the sustainable development agenda. A transcript of the debate will be available on the House of Lords website later this evening. 


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