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One minute action – transparency in resource extraction

Eloise Todd from ONE was our guest speaker on our February Conference Call on building support for vaccines. In addition, ONE are currently campaigning for more transparency in how natural resources are managed in developing countries – in particular, that all companies disclose exactly how much they pay governments for the right to extract natural resources. Armed with such useful information, citizens of those countries can then hold their governments to account. If you would like to take a moment to support ONE’s campaign, click here.


Free Trade Agreement could threaten medicines for world’s poor

India has been described at the ‘pharmacy of the developing world’, providing a high proportion of the cheap drugs used by people living in poor countries.  But this could now be under threat as the European Union negotiates a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India.  Campaigners from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and other NGOs are now calling for changes to be made to the agreement to ensure that life-saving drugs will still be available to many of the world’s poor. 

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February Focus Call announced

We are pleased to announce that our next focus call will be held this coming Tuesday 15th February 2011 from 7:00-8:00pm.

The call will be an introduction to our new website www.results.org.uk that will be going live on the morning of Tuesday 15th.

This call will provide you with a comprehensive and in depth-introduction to our new website and will cover all of its main functionalities.

Our new website should provide a dynamic, interactive space for all of grassroots activists to communicate with us in the office and, more importantly, with each other. We hope it will become a forum to share successes with each other and to dramatically increase the public profile of RESULTS UK.

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February conference call announced: Vaccination, a public health ‘best buy’

On Tuesday the 1st of February at 8pm we will be having our next conference call which is titled ‘Vaccination: A public health ‘best buy’. For our action this month we are asking RESULTS activists to write to your MEPs asking them to support increased funding for the GAVI Alliance, a revolutionary organisation working to increase the numbers of children vaccinated against preventable diseases worldwide. Our special guest on the call will be Eloise Todd, Brussels Director, The One Campaign. Click here to download the action materials.

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RESULTS recruiting four regional fundraising interns

This year we are taking part in a major, national celebrity-backed fundraising campaign in support of our work. The campaign is an innovative challenge event designed to raise awareness of extreme poverty and to inspire people to action against it, whilst raising money to support RESULTS’ work.

As such, we’re looking for four passionate, self-motivated and confident interns to help us engage as many people as possible with this fundraiser and the work of RESULTS. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working on a major national fundraising campaign and working with volunteers, development professionals and the media.

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January focus call announced

We are pleased to announce that our next focus call will be held this coming Tuesday 18th January 2011 from 7:00-8:00pm.

The call will be on the topic ‘Back to Basics on the European Union (EU)’

The call will cover the major institutions of the EU, including the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council.
We will be exploring the relationship between the various bodies and discussing ways to influence the decision making structures within the organisations.

A draft agenda can be downloaded here.

The call will provide useful information for taking our February action, in which we will be targeting the European institutions ahead of the GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunisations) pledging conference in June.

We will be joined by our special guest speaker Romina Vegro, EU Policy Officer at BOND, a membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in International Development.

The call will be facilitated by our own Felix Jakens, Grassroots Network Support Coordinator at RESULTS UK.

If you would like to be on the call, please email felix.jakens@results.org.uk by Monday January 17th 2011.

Recording of January 2011 Conference Call now online

On Tuesday we had our very first monthly action call for 2011 which was entitled ‘1.4 Billion Reasons to end extreme poverty: inspiring your community to join the fight’. This was a call to grassroots activists to host a screening of the Global Poverty Project’s 1.4 Billion Reasons DVD presentation in their local community and to use the film as a catalyst to recruit new Results activists.  Please click here to listen to a recording of the call.

Our special guest speaker was Elisha London, UK Country Manager at the Global Poverty Project. Elisha spoke to us about what the 1.4 Billion Reasons DVD is, how it came into being and why it is such an effective tool to use in inspiring others to join in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

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