At the Labour Party conference, Gordon Brown pledged that he would enshrine in law a commitment for the UK to allocate 0.7% of GNP to international aid:
“And let me say what was once an aspiration – 0.7% of national income spent on international development aid, has become with Labour a promise, and will in future become a law. We will pass legislation that the British government is obliged to raise spending on aid to the poorest countries to 0.7% of our national income. Others may break their promises to the poorest, with Labour Britain never will.”
The ONE campaign has recently launched a petition to help hold him to this promise, and RESULTS UK is very supportive of sending the message to Gordon Brown that what he has proposed has strong public backing.
Please take a moment to sign the petition here: