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May 18 2015 - 2:28pm

For Immediate Release: 15-05-15

Parliamentarians from across the Southern African have been gathering in Pretoria this week for the VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) regional annual conference on sexual and reproductive health. 

May 11 2015 - 4:55pm

VSO welcome the re-appointment of Justine Greening MP as Secretary of State for International Development. Welcoming the appointment, Phillip Goodwin, CEO of VSO said:

Apr 23 2015 - 5:13pm

Hannah Al-Othman is one of 14 people registered to run the London Marathon for VSO this Sunday, hoping to raise a total of over £30,000 for the charity.  VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that uses volunteers to fight poverty and reduce inequality.

Hannah volunteered with VSO in Cambodia between 2010 and 2011 as a Community Education Advisor.  When she was there, she used to wake up really early to run to beat the heat before 8am. In the final month of her placement she ran around Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat temple complex.

Apr 23 2015 - 3:00pm

Hannah Al-Othman is one of 14 people registered to run the London Marathon for VSO this Sunday, hoping to raise a total of over £30,000 for the charity.  VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that uses volunteers to fight poverty and reduce inequality.

Hannah volunteered with VSO in Cambodia between 2010 and 2011 as a Community Education Advisor.  When she was there, she used to wake up really early to run to beat the heat before 8am. In the final month of her placement she ran around Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat temple complex.

Mar 25 2015 - 4:18pm

Today the historic International Development Bill receives Royal Assent. The Bill has already been agreed in the House of Parliament and Lords, but today’s Royal Assent means that the Bill is now officially an Act of Parliament – a law.

The new law is known as the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act. The UK Government is now committed to spending 0.7% of the country’s Gross National Income on International Development.

Mar 9 2015 - 3:30pm

VSO is delighted that Lords turned out in force today to support the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill, which guarantees the UK's commitment to overseas aid. The bill sees the UK commit to continue spending 0.7% of its Gross National Income on overseas aid.

Angela Salt, Director of VSO in the UK says:

Mar 8 2015 - 12:01am

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2015

VSO is calling on governments to increase women’s participation and influence in decision-making. Negotiations around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), will shape the development agenda for the next fifteen years are entering a crucial phase in March.   VSO is calling for a clear target and indicators on increasing women’s participation and influence to be included under a standalone goal on gender equality and women’s rights.

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