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News / DT 10 / 2016

Sida’s humanitarian NGO aid is untied. Other Nordics favour national channels

 
The norm among Nordic donors is to reserve the lion’s share of humanitarian NGO funding for their own national organisations. Sweden takes a different approach, allocating half their funding to non-Swedish actors like Oxfam, Norwegian Refugee Council and Action Contre la Faim. The Swedes hold up the neutrality principle; the other Nordic donors argue that they tie their aid because this is a more efficient way of distributing emergency relief.
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Freeze in Norwegian aid, narrow space for Børge Brende’s priorities

 
The spin doctors at the Foreign Ministry have put a positive twist on next year’s aid budget by comparing it with status three years ago. But the fact is that the budget proposal for 2017 represents a freeze on almost all budget lines. The few areas receiving more cash include administration, education and some fragile states, taking into account the “new security policy environment and migration challenges.” 
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Sweden’s 2017 aid budget aligned with UN Security Council agenda

 
Sweden aims to keep its aid at a high level next year, and aligns development and climate engagements with the UN Security Council agenda.
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MSF’s global reach. Finland is next

 
The medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) plans to open a branch in Finland. The new MSF office will facilitate recruitment of personnel to field operations and manage fund raising in Finland. 
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Global Fund raises USD 13b for next three-year period

 
In its fifth replenishment, hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montréal, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reached a total of USD 12.91 billion. 
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Donors to demand refund from Zambian farmers’ union

 
Sweden, Finland and the Swedish NGO We Effect are aligning their demands for reimbursement of misused aid from the Zambian National Farmers’ Union.
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Sweden’s UN Security Council agenda

 
Sweden will take a seat at the UN Security Council starting next January for a two-year term. Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has laid out the Swedish agenda in an opinion in the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.  Here are her main points:
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