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People Power 2012



People Power 2012 - 6 March

People Power 2012 is a conference bringing campaigners and activists together with leading figures from the government, media and corporate sector to share views and ideas.

The 2012 event looks at lessons learned from the recent past, including the legacy of Make Poverty History. Speakers include Salil Shetty (Secretary General, Amnesty International), Adrian Lovett (European Director, ONE), Glen Tarman (Head of Advocacy, Bond), who will share their experiences to inform thinking, help avoid pitfalls and shape the future of effective campaigning.






Action in support of 0.7%

The recent Chancellor's autumn statement confirmed the UK’s aid spend will not increase at the rate previously stated given a reduction in the growth forecast. Yet there is much to push for together on the way to the UK finally achieving 0.7% in 2013.
The most aid-engaged Bond members have agreed to work together on joint policy positions, political strategy, media and public engagement on aid – and to support UK NGOs make the upcoming aid legislation a stepping stone for more effective aid towards 2013.

You can read a short update on this agenda on the policy pages. If your organisation would like resources and action toolkits to help your supporters act on the upcoming legislation and the increases in aid, please contact the Bond advocacy team.









The fight for climate justice

Bond members were among thousands of delegates from across the world who descended on Durban to campaign for climate justice. The intense negotiations concluded on 9 December with ministers agreeing the “Durban platform for enhanced action” after strong pressure for the US, India and China to join an agreement.
While Bond members largely welcomed this step forward, there are strong concerns about the voluntary nature of the pledges and the lack of political will for the far more urgent action needed.  
Read reactions from Christian AidOxfamWWFCAFOD,Greenpeace, Tearfund and World Development Movement.






What’s coming up in 2012?

Bond has produced a new, interactive advocacy calendar to help you plan your campaigns in 2012. You can now subscribe to this calendar. You can also send us suggestions for other significant events by emailing the advocacy team.

We have also released dates for our 2012 training courses, which include the popular UK Corridors of Power and Global Corridors of Power. If you couldn’t attend the sold out Strategic Advocacy session in December, please note an extra course is now taking place 7-8 February.







Mixed NGO reactions to Busan

Following 11th-hour negotiations, China agreed to join the new 'global partnership on development effectiveness', established in Busan, Korea, at the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4).
The Forum also delivered important progress on aid transparency, with both the USA and Canada signing up to IATI alongside the main negotiations. Unfortunately, the agreement reached in Busan did not go far enough on crucial aid effectiveness issues such as the untying of all aid.
Read the official outcome documents and Bond members’ reactions on our HLF4 page





Real George Osborne



New WDM campaign

The World Development Movement has created an online comedy series which follows George in his hilarious attempts to gain fame while he learns about speculation on food prices. 

Using comedy to draw attention to the serious issue of food speculation, the campaign focuses on regulation to stop banks from speculating on food without restraint, fuelling volatile food prices and condemning millions to spiralling hunger and poverty.






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