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NIDOS is the network in Scotland that unites the international development sector to promote effectiveness and collectively influence the policy agenda. Our aim is to strengthen the contribution of Scottish organisations to reducing inequality and poverty worldwide.
Charities can now apply for the second round of UK Aid Match funding from the UK Department for International Development, and if successful will see their funds for a specific appeal doubled.
A Private Member's Bill designed to make sure that there is gender balance in the UK Government's delivery of international aid is about to pass into law.
This month's newsletter highlights some opportunities for NIDOS Members to engage with the Commonwealth Games while also profiling recent news from Uganda on the anti-gay legislation there and the work of StopAids. There is also information on a wide range of events, including the three remaining events in the lead up to the referendum, under the 2014 Matters banner, enabling the public to debate the international issues that could be taken into consideration when making a decision.
The 2014 Global Podcast looks at power, poverty and global inequality with speakers from the 2014 Matters Dundee event - including MPs Anas Sarwar and Mike Weir, as well as Polly Jones from World Development Movement and Katherine Trebeck from Oxfam Scotland.
Fair Trade procurement should be a key part of Scottish public sector spending commitments - and now is the time to contact your local MSPs to tell them to support this, as the Stage 1 debate on the Procurement Reform Bill will take place in the Scottish Parliament next Thursday.
Many energy, environmental and climate change problems are global ones that need concerted global action as well as local solutions. How can...
Scotland's Place in Building a Just World
Join us as we conclude the 2014 Matters series of events with an exploration of how Scotland can best consider global poverty and rights as it decides its constitutional future
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