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Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau from Canada, Minister of Health from Uganda

Family Planning Summit: For Safer, Healthier and Empowered Futures

When people ask which inventions have had the most profound impact on humanity, I have two answers for them: the washing machine and contraception.  Viewed from the perspective of a woman, and a working mother, my life would have been very different without access to both of these.
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Global Teacher Awards Prize

Canadian Teacher of Inuit Children Wins Global Teacher Prize 2017

The teaching profession has long been undervalued.  And yet education is consistently at the top of the priority list in developing countries, once basic needs have been met. Parents recognise that education is an investment in their child’s future and theirs too. 
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Early years matter

2016 – Year in Review

As we come to the end of a tumultuous 2016 there can’t be many people who fail to recognise the historic nature of democratic decisions taken this year. From Brexit to Trump’s election, the rise of populism will continue to be felt for the foreseeable future. For those of us fighting inequality and injustice and who have asked the question over the years ‘just how much inequality can a society take before people figh
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Getting to 2030, together

Multi-stakeholder partnerships commit to working together to support all people to achieve their full potential.
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Girls Education Forum 2016

Though political tides change, promises to girls must still be kept

In the midst of post-Brexit turmoil in the UK, DFID hosted the Girls’ Education Forum, putting a spotlight on girls’ education in the world’s poorest countries. The UK Government pledged £100m to support 175,000 girls return to school when circumstances such as conflict, early marriage or pregnancy have forced them to leave. The gathering of governments, civil society representatives and education c
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World Humanitarian Summit 2016

World Humanitarian Summit: Education is the headline

“Children in conflict zones deserve to be educated. They should not have to suffer without hope for the future” HE President Ibrahim Keïta, Mali The first United Nations World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016 with an ambitious agenda to overhaul an overstretched global relief system.   Though opinion is mixed about whether the hoped-for ‘Grand Bargain’ between governments and aid agenc
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Sarah Beeching at Women Deliver

Women Deliver: Education and Women’s Health

“I obviously knew that education was important, but being here and listening to the sessions, I now realise how essential it is and I’m blown away” Midwife from South Africa. The fifth triennial Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (16-19 May) marked a shift from a women’s health dominated agenda, to a focus on how gender equality can be achieved, and the Sustainable Development Goals delivered.   Throwing
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Global goals

The Global Goals as a risk mitigation tool for business

By Sarah Beeching and Katy Cronin Doing business is changing in a world where information travels quickly and social and customer expectations are high. Engagement with stakeholders on land use, energy, water, waste and social service provision are increasingly important factors in successful business planning. At Oshun, we see the Global Goals as a vital tool to help analyse complex social, environmental and politic
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2015 – Our year in review

It was a busy year for international development, from the signing of the Incheon Declaration on education to the official launch of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Oshun were proudly involved in some amazing projects and negotiations and achieved so much, we’ve put together some of our highlights from the year. January Oshun starts work on the Global Investment Fund for Water, a project to improve
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