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Africa UNICEF 4

Geneva Conventions turns 70, and changes in aid budgets evident globally. Plus many upcoming events and more.

Posted on 13 August 2019

+ Geneva Conventions turn 70

The Geneva Conventions were adopted on 12th August 1949, and this week marked the 70th anniversary since their inception. The Geneva Conventions, along with their three additional protocols, cover provisions...
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Ocean and land view from air Environment Pedram v2

Child violence in the Pacific, increased UK charitable spending on development. Plus women’s rights reform, DRR & more.

Posted on 06 August 2019

+ What links governance to good development?

CID, in partnership with MFAT, is offering an unmissable 1-day workshop on the role of good governance in generating development impact.
 
Facilitated by world-leading expert on...
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ADRA Rohingya 141 v2

Good governance influential in generating development impact. Plus technology's role in development, tips for aid workers and more.

Posted on 30 July 2019

+ What links governance to good development?

CID, in partnership with MFAT, is offering an unmissable 1-day workshop on the role of good governance in generating development impact.
 
Facilitated by world-leading expert on...
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Growing interest for aid in NZ, however public understanding and support lacking. Plus SDGs, CID Survey and more.

Posted on 23 July 2019

+ More public comms and evidence needed

Fewer people have heard about aid and development since the last poll in 2007. Despite that, interest has grown, says a new MFAT poll from The Nielson...
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Annual Sector Survey, child rights, Grand Bargain and more

Posted on 16 July 2019

+ Signs of new ways of working, but public donations static
New Zealand’s ‘mission-driven’ charities working in international aid are showing early signs of changing the way they work, in particular prioritising building...
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Bougainville Tom Greenwood Oxfam

Pacific drug routes, 'Courage, not perfectionism', a stressed aid sector, and more

Posted on 09 July 2019

+ Launch of Annual Survey - 4pm next Tuesday
Book now!

A panel of CEOs, MFAT leadership, academics and commentators will discuss the latest fundings of the CID Annual Sector Survey.

Jonathan Kings Deputy...
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Inquiry into aid in the Pacific, public donations decline, FB’s Libra and more

Posted on 02 July 2019

+ Inquiry into aid in the Pacific - have your say

Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee is holding an inquiry into New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific.
 
You can read...
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Are we on track with the SDGs? Does China get a win at FAO? Kiribati might graduate and more

Posted on 25 June 2019

+ Are we reaching the SDGs?

As New Zealand prepares to present its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) in New York in July, here is MFAT's report on how we're tracking. 

On development the...
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Ebola spread, Asia & Pacific falter on SDGs, merging INGOs and more

Posted on 18 June 2019

+ Chances of ending poverty in decline 

New data from the Brookings Institute has raised the alarm that the future of poverty reduction is looking highly uncertain.

"Our historical-based simulations estimate that the...
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Pacific Reset so far, NZ troops come home, female peacekeepers left unprepared and more

Posted on 11 June 2019

+ So far in the Pacific Reset...

The government launched its $20 billion Defence Capability plan, which given its focus on climate change mitigation in the Pacific is being promoted by the government as part of...
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