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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Coronavirus (12 May 2020)

Wendy Morton: ...for how volunteers can be deployed in a responsible, effective and safe way. DFID’s Volunteering for Development (V4D) programme, delivered in partnership with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), is working through volunteers to directly respond to the pandemic in 18 developing countries. V4D volunteers are working within national response efforts to: ensure continued access to education...

Business of the House: Holocaust Memorial Day (29 Jan 2009)

Angus MacNeil: ...do not stem from only one part of the political spectrum—we think of the works of Stalin, and of Mao in the cultural revolution. Like the Under-Secretary, last summer I spent some time with VSO, and I was sent to Cambodia, where an auto-genocide happened. At that time, I was a young boy and blissfully unaware of what was happening there. That happened in an extreme left country, but was...

Commonwealth Day 2021 — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (16 Mar 2021)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: ...she had the chance to talk in this debate about what is certainly one of our great colleagues and countries—Ghana. I am very pleased that she was here. I was disturbed to hear what was said about VSO, which has a huge history in this country; it is a phenomenal organisation. I hope that the Minister will take the comments on board, because doing VSO is an important part of being British....

Africa (30 Mar 2009)

Hilary Armstrong: ...talks about "African-led solutions", and we have to do a lot more on those, particularly in helping people in civil society to be active across the board. Perhaps he will join me in congratulating VSO Jitolee—the Kenyan independent Voluntary Services Overseas organisation—which is organising the work of internal volunteers. People from Kenya are volunteering to work not only all around...

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...

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (31 Oct 2002)

Lord Filkin: ...from whom people might be drawn. We suggested a leading researcher or academic as the chair, representatives from UNHCR and Human Rights Watch, a senior immigration lawyer to be nominated by ILPA, VSO, the International Committee of the Red Cross, FCO, IND, LCD—this is quite a good list of acronyms—and an independent expert from Chatham House. We do not see a need to go further than...

Written Answers — International Development: Non-governmental Organisations: Finance (7 Dec 2010)

Stephen O'Brien: ... 2,410 Practical Action 1,060 PROGRESSIO 3,470 Save The Children 9,320 Skillshare International 3,508 Transparency International 1,060 Trades Union Congress (TUC) 1,200 VSO 31,660 Wateraid 1,680 World Vision UK 2,620 WWFUK 5,730

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Joint Funding Scheme (11 Jul 1988)

...ServicesRCSBRichmond FellowshipSave the Children FundSCIAFScoutsSOS Sahel InternationalSport AidSt. Johns AmbulanceTanzania Development TrustTear FundUganda Society Disabled ChildrenVSOWater AidWork-Start OverseasWorld University ServiceWorl VisionWorld Wildlife FundY-Care

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Aid (20 Jun 2012)

Baroness Northover: ...Standard Chartered Bank* UNDP Crown Agents Govts and Admin** UNICEF UNICEF UNFPA Adam Smith International* Adam Smith International* Maxwell Stamp PLC* The Crown Agents* UNDP VSO KPMG Development Service * GRM International* HTSPE LTD* International Monetary Fund British Council* KPMG Development Service 2010-11 2011-12 World Bank World Bank ...

Department for International Development (1 Jul 2019)

James Duddridge: ..., offers opportunities for more mature people. Instead of going on a typical Committee visit where everyone goes to one place, would it be possible to starburst out and use an organisation such as VSO to be in the ditches, in the huts and at the delivery units and warehouses, keeping our ear to the ground—not with any fixed purpose, but genuinely to listen and engage? As we all know from...

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...

International Development: Anti-Poverty Strategy (19 Jan 2000)

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe: ...the British Government's commitment to fight HIV, including the recent announcement by the Prime Minister of £23 million additional funding, which--I am pleased to say--includes £1.2 million to VSO. HIV is so pervasive, it is important that it is not treated just as a medical issue. It should be integrated into every business activity and every development project. In VSO, the approach...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant: Northern Ireland (8 Nov 2017)

Tobias Ellwood: ...the regional Personnel Recovery Unit within 38 (Irish) Brigade. Any veteran whose needs are not met by statutory bodies or the charitable sector is looked after by a Veterans' Support Office (VSO), linked to each of the veterans champions established in every local authority. There is an intention to provide additional resources to strengthen the VSOs and improve NI's capacity to identify...

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

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: ...is 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...

Gap Year Students (1 Jul 1998)

Damian Green: ...status of overseas volunteers in the programme. That would clearly give the programme some imprimatur, some badge of approval, which would help to raise its profile and status. That brings me to VSO, with which, I suppose, most people would associate gap year activities. VSO springs to mind most readily; everyone has heard of it, and everyone has some image of it, which might be wrong. As...

Voluntary Service for Young People (5 Jul 2000)

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe: ...years and undertaking voluntary service. My Lords, it gives me enormous pleasure to be able to introduce this debate. I must immediately declare an interest as chair of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). In my six years as chair, I have seen the real benefits of volunteering to everyone involved: to individuals, to host organisations, and to employers. Not only that, but I believe it is...

Scottish Parliament written answers — International Development Fund: International Development Fund (8 Jun 2005)

Patricia Ferguson: ...£360,000 over three years to improve maternal health in Malawi. We have also agreed to fund an administrative resource within NIDOS for the benefit of all NGOs and we have agreed to work with VSO to help meet the costs of an extra 10 volunteers in Malawi. Costs for these have not been finalised. Details of expenditure will be available on the Scottish Executive website in due course.

Written Answers — International Development: Disabled Children (17 Jul 2006)

Hilary Benn: ...with disabilities. DFID has partnership agreements with a number of organisations that support disability-focused activities, such as World Vision, HelpAge International, Save the Children and VSO, among others. In addition, through our partner Action on Disability and Development, with whom we have a six-year Programme Partnership Agreement, we work to promote greater participation and...

Volunteering - Question for Short Debate (21 Feb 2018)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: ...life-changing for me. One thing that it did was to make it very clear that you really can make a difference—you just have to decide that is what you are going to do. I have been re-involved with VSO over the last 10 years in various governance roles. My experience is not unique. VSO recently surveyed over 3,000 of its former volunteers from across the globe to find out more about the...

Representation of the People Bill (18 Nov 1968)

Mr William Hamling: I agree. I have seen in my constituency—not my present constituency, but up North, where I used to stand—people who were clearly not fit to vote, being taken from a home to vote by attendants. But we shall not apply the standard of mental capacity. We do not and should not. We say that people vote because they are a certain age. But if we were to take the standard of mental capacity,...


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