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The TUC supports the UN's call for all rich countries to spend at least 0.7 per cent of national income on aid to developing countries. The TUC believes that aid should not be linked to blanket economic conditions – such as economic liberalisation. However, we do believe that aid should be linked to political reform such as decent labour standards, democracy, good governance and the promotion of equality.
The TUC supports the Jubilee Debt Campaign [http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk] in its demand for all debt to the world's poorest countries to be written off.
The TUC is an active member of the MakePovertyHistory campaign
The most recent documents available on this subject are:International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill
On Friday 1 March 2013, the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill is listed again for its Second Reading in the House of the Commons. The TUC urges MPs to attend for the debate and vote in favour of the Second Readi...PDF version available for download
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written today to the International Development Secretary, Justine Greening MP, urging her to provide parliamentary time for the Mark Hendricks Bill legislating for 0.7% of Gross National Income to be spent on...PDF version available for download
On 12 January 2010, a massive earthquake struck the west coast of Haiti causing terrible death and destruction. To commemorate this catastrophe, come to this event at Congress House. Tickets are priced at £10, £5 unwaged - send cheques made out to "T...PDF version available for download
At the end of November, governments will gather in Busan, South Korea, to discuss aid effectiveness. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is pressing for a conclusion that promotes pro-poor growth and favours working people, and TUC Gen...PDF version available for download
There is unmistakeable evidence that international financial institutions, especially, the World Bank and IMF, despite their public pronouncements, continue to make use of economic conditionality under various guises, especially, on fragile economies...
1 December 2010 "It begins by protesting the cancellation of NGO interventions in the opening plenary yesterday..... the struggle to keep definite space for civil society engagement was unsettling enough. But this was doubly so when word about the di...PDF version available for download
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