The UK has been a historic leader on development assistance, and now we’ve got a chance to enshrine that leadership into law.
Gordon Brown announced that he will make the UK’s commitment on development assistance legally binding. This would be a historic step. It would not only ensure that we deliver on our promises but help developing countries better plan their development as they know for sure what resources are coming.
Nov 18 2009
The British Government keeps its promises to the world’s poor
Today the ONE team in London delivered our petition to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Then the Queen, in her speech to open the new parliamentary session, announced, “draft legislation” to do exactly what we asked.
We didn’t get everything that we wanted however; the Queen announced “draft legislation”, meaning it is very unlikely to become law before the general election, while we want this to happen as soon as possible. But with the help of ONE supporters, and everyone else who cares about Africa and development, we’ll keep the pressure on the Government. There’s a lot of work to do to make aid better but every step in the right direction is a step worth noting.
40 years ago
When the UK first promised to spend 0.7% GNI on aid. But it hasn’t ever happened.
The year by which all the main political parties have committed to reach the 0.7% target by.