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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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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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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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VSA: Volunteers for International Development

Posted on 08 July 2019

VSA Assignments are created by local people in the wider Pacific to meet local needs.  VSA volunteers work alongside them, sharing their skill to make lasting change.Currently, VSA is recruiting...
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RNZWCS Limited: Volunteers wanted - Pacific Islands

Posted on 02 July 2019

Rotary New Zealand is seeking volunteers - qualified plumbers, electricians and civil engineers for work in the Pacific Islands.Would suit recently retired persons.

Please direct inquiries to info@rnzwcs.org.
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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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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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NZDF Defence Capability Plan 2019 launched by Hon. Ron Mark

Posted on 14 June 2019

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Author: Campbell Garrett, Council for International Development (attended the official launch at the Beehive on behalf of CID members)

Summary:This week the government launched its Defence Capability Plan, with $20 billion of...
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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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Pacific Focus, NZ Aid budget, doubts on gender equity achievements and more

Posted on 04 June 2019

+ Focus on Pacific set to remain after Australian election

ACFID have welcomed the return of development to a ministerial position.
 
"Following the re-election of the Coalition Government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison...
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