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Your chance to ask the UN Secretary General a question

Until Sunday 27 March, you have the opportunity to put a question to the candidates for United Nations Secretary General 2016.

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UK bill ensures global aid spending will remain at 0.7%

The bill committing the UK to continue spending 0.7% of gross national income on global aid will be enshrined in law.

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How double discrimination punishes women with disabilities

Sunday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, but there’s not much to celebrate if you’re a woman living with a disability in a developing country.

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Children with disabilities most likely to be denied education

Children with disabilities, children in conflict areas and girls are the most likely to miss out on going to school, according to a new campaign.

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Sightsavers responds to 2015 election manifestos

Dominic Haslam, director of policy and programme strategy at Sightsavers, comments on the representation of international development in each manifesto.

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0.7% aid target is enshrined in law

Sightsavers has applauded the final vote on the International Development Bill, which will enshrine in law the UK government’s commitment to overseas aid.

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Draft SDGs document promises to leave no one behind

The Discussion Document for Declaration, drafted in New York last week, states: “Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing our world... No one will be left behind.”

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Experts convene in London to discuss how to eliminate NTDs

Experts from the health, pharmaceutical and NGO sectors joined a round-table event in London to discuss working together to eliminate NTDs.

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WHO says global plans to eliminate NTDs will cost $750 million a year

The WHO report also looks at a wider campaign for universal health coverage, making sure everyone who needs healthcare can access it affordably.

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Disability campaigner elected to local government in Bikaner, India

Anuradha Pareek, who featured in our Framing Perceptions photo exhibition, has been elected to local government in Bikaner, India.

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