Archive: International Development

Mr Brown batted away questions about his attendance in the House of Commons

Brown: The 'lost decade' for development

The millennium development goals (MDGs) will not be met by 2015, Gordon Brown has told a committee of MPs.

  • Nick Clegg will call on world leaders to follow Britain's example on international development

    Clegg to UN: 'Match Britain's resolve'

    Nick Clegg will challenge other countries to match Britain's leading role in working towards the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in a speech in New York today.

  • Gordon Brown is pushing for a greater commitment to achieving development goals

    Brown returns to lash out at poverty reduction

    Former prime minister Gordon Brown has expressed anger at the lack of progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals [MDG] during a UN gathering of world leaders on the issue.

  • Gordon Brown spoke to the UN general assembly last night.

    Brown sets out stall at the UN

    Gordon Brown gave a largely unsurprising speech to the UN general assembly last night, setting out his key foreign policy objectives ahead of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh and the UN conference on climate change in Copenhagen.

  • Gordon Brown will chair a meeting of world leaders at the UN general assembly tomorrow.

    Brown to address UN on world healthcare

    Gordon Brown will chair a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations (UN) general assembly on the issue of health care provision for developing countries tomorrow.

  • Christian Aid supporters outside the IASB's headquarters

    'Tax is the new aid' - but will big four listen?

    The big four accountancy firms are facing pressure to support international tax reforms - and help open up more money for developing countries than they currently receive in aid.

  • Funding furore: Govt give development to unions instead of poor nations

    Govt funds unions with DfID money

    The government is funding UK unions with money intended for international development, a report by an independent charity has claimed, with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) receiving more than £1.2 million since 2003.

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