Write to your MP to vote for a cross-party committee to scrutinise UK Aid

From LASER Chair, Patricia Rogers, on 20/11/20 Following the merger of DfID with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (creating the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, FCDO), the select committee that scrutinised the work of that department will soon cease to exist. However, it is very important that UK ODA (overseas development assistance, aka aid) expenditure […]

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Follow-up to WHAT NEXT FOR THE UN? Buiding a more secure world Festival

Hundreds of people from all over the world joined us from 18th-24th October to agree actions for buidling a more secure world. Peace Child International joined us in creating nightly workshops on: Peace Security; Food Security; Environmental Security; Economic Security; Peace and Security; Digital Security. Details of these can be found on the festival website. […]

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Asking the Prime Minster to reconsider the proposed merger of DfID with the FCO

To the Prime Minister 2nd July, 2020 Dear Prime Minister I am writing on behalf of the London and South East Region of the United Nations Association (UNA LASER), as we think the proposed merger of the Department for International Development with the Foreign Office would be a grave mistake. It will be interpreted all […]

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Petition for Debt Cancellation due to COVID 19 pandemic

The economic crash caused by coronavirus has pushed indebted countries even deeper into debt crisis. The call to cancel debts for the most vulnerable countries is gathering speed and LASER has signed the petition for this to happen. We can also sign it as individuals here: jubileedebt.org.uk/actions/stop-coronavirus-debt-disaster. The impacts of the pandemic could spell enormous […]

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