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Development: Post-2015 Agenda — Question for Short Debate (2 Apr 2014)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...sure that we will enjoy the encouragement of noble Lords in that endeavour, even if we are not particularly looking forward to it. I recently spent some time in the Philippines as a volunteer with VSO Bahaginan, which is the partner organisation of VSO in the Philippines. The organisation asked me to go there during the February Recess to work with the Beyond 2015 campaign there on some...

Gender Equality in Overseas Parliaments (25 Jun 2014)

Catherine McKinnell: remind us of the position in which women around the world continue to find themselves in relation to influence and power. An excellent paper published by the international development charity VSO—Voluntary Service Overseas—highlights that women are estimated to account for almost two thirds of the people globally who live in extreme poverty. Women perform two thirds of the world’s...

Written Answers — International Development: Voluntary Work: Young People (22 Jul 2014)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department has spent on the VSO ICS programme in each year since 2010.

Scottish Parliament: Department for International Development (20 Aug 2014)

Margaret Mitchell: ...from throughout the UK to volunteer overseas and gives them the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience, regardless of their income, qualifications or work history. The ICS is led by VSO but funded through DFID, which recognises the positive impact that volunteering overseas can have not only on the communities in which the organisers are involved but on those who volunteer. The...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Voluntary Service Overseas (4 Dec 2014)

Justine Greening: DFID is supporting VSO to establish a self-sustaining Corporate Volunteering Hub (CVH). The CVH will act as market-making organisation and will match the growing demand in development programmes for business skills with the growing supply of experienced business professionals willing and able to volunteer. VSO’s experience in international development and volunteering will ensure the Hub...

Global Development Goals — Motion to Take Note (11 Dec 2014)

Lord Judd: ...billion. It estimates that 71% of those who die of non-communicable diseases are over 60, and some 80% of non-communicable diseases occur in low-income and middle-income countries. Like other NGOs, VSO brings home that women are two-thirds of the people globally who live in extreme poverty. While women undertake two-thirds of the world’s work and produce 50% of the food, they earn only...

Disability and Development (11 Dec 2014)

Kate Green: ...weeks ago, because I have just had the great privilege of visiting Rwanda as a parliamentary intern, under the auspices of Voluntary Service Overseas. I acknowledge the tremendous experience that VSO gave me—I am sure other hon. Members in this Chamber have had similar opportunities—and I place on record my interest, which is recorded in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests....

Ebola — Question for Short Debate (8 Jan 2015)

Lord Fowler: ...a two-part thing. It is neither desirable nor possible to have a blanket ban on the immigration and emigration of medical staff. Ideally, it should be a two-way process, as an excellent report by VSO makes clear. But what is clear at the moment is that Africa appears to be a very heavy loser from this process and that we in the West would do well to mount an inquiry to see what can be done...

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: going on in the developing world; I will not be tempted by the things that I have heard from colleagues speaking about this country. I have the enormous privilege of having kept in contact with VSO throughout my life and of now being involved with it again in governance. VSO now works in around 30 countries in the world. From that, we have learnt, taken evidence and built up a good...

Soft Power and the UK’s Influence (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (10 Mar 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: ...and values are expressed is through those people who volunteer to work in the developing world. I have met Ministers and many other leaders who are happy to tell me that they were taught by VSO, they were looked after in hospital by VSO, VSO trained their local A&E staff, or whatever. I was in Kenya with Voluntary Service Overseas during the recent recess, and I met a group of 20 young...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Working Conditions (18 Mar 2015)

Martin Horwood: ...conditions, but an unintended consequence of the new universal credit rules may be inhibiting young claimants from volunteering for ICS. I know that the Secretary of State has been supportive of VSO, but will DFID Ministers raise this matter with the Department for Work and Pensions to prevent this unintended consequence on an excellent Government programme?

Developing World: Women — Motion to Take Note (11 Jun 2015)

Baroness Barker: ...tremendously proud, as I hope his family are. I am delighted to take part in today’s debate to tell noble Lords about last month when I visited a shop. I had the great good fortune to be asked by VSO to be a volunteer, and as part of my volunteering placement I visited a project in Lesotho, which is run jointly by an ex-mineworkers association and VSO and is called Phoning Out Poverty...

UN: Sustainable Development Goals — Question for Short Debate (16 Jun 2015)

Baroness Barker: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord McConnell—my fellow VSO volunteer—for introducing this debate. I have come recently to international development and, frankly, it is a vast, complex picture to try to understand. I want to echo in part the words of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans, but also the message from the noble Viscount, Lord Ridley, which I took very...

Sierra Leone — Question for Short Debate (29 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hayman: ...risks for healthcare workers in treating women giving birth. There has been a terrible toll of stillbirths. The Maternal and Newborn Health Unit of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and VSO are even now working to bring forward a programme to build again maternity services that in the past were so inadequate that the maternal mortality ratio in Sierra Leone was the worst in the world....

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Health Services (22 Jul 2015)

Grant Shapps: ...the skills of UK health professionals to train, mentor and coach their developing country counterparts in their home countries. DFID also provides support to the non-governmental organisations VSO and UK-Med which facilitate skilled health professionals volunteering overseas.

Legal Aid — Motion to Take Note (10 Dec 2015)

Lord Judd: ...are foolish if we ever forget that. I became very convinced—even more convinced than I was already—about the importance of justice for the future of humanity during my time as director first of VSO and then of Oxfam. It is not a struggle just within Britain; it is an international issue of which we are a part. Repeatedly in that work, I saw that the real issue was justice. If you were...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Disability (16 Mar 2016)

Desmond Swayne: ...are engaged with the National Council of Disabled Persons and the National Union of Disabled Organisations of Rwanda (NUDOR), which represents a large number of DPOs. Through our partnerships with VSO, Disability Rights Fund (DRF), Manusher Jonno Foundation, and ADD International we are funding more than 100 DPOs in more than 20 countries to push for human rights and to improve lives for...

Nepal Earthquake: First Anniversary (25 Apr 2016)

Gareth Thomas: ...that many from Britain made to the search and rescue effort once reports of the earthquake had become clear, and to pay tribute to the work of NGOs such as the excellent Oxfam, Save the Children, VSO and Christian Aid, which have responded. CAFOD is another strong example of an international NGO operating in Nepal.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (4 May 2016)

Sir David Amess: Does my right hon. Friend agree with VSO that the generous amount of money that the British people give in overseas aid has transformed the lives of children throughout the world as well as, in particular, in developing countries

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Department for Energy and Climate Change: Secondment (6 Jun 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: ...1) Northern Gas Networks (1) Nuclear Graduate Scheme(3) Radioactive Waste Management (1) Salix Finance (1) The Crown Estate (2) UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association) (1) Ultra Electronics (1) VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) (1).

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