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Government agrees that UK visas system needs reform

4 Dec 2020

The UKVI and Kevin Foster MP, the Minister for Future Borders and Immigration have responded to our co-authored 2019 report, Visa Problems for African Visitors to the UK.

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Working Together

2 Dec 2020

A guest post from our wonderful member, the Mamie Martin Fund.

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UK Government breaks promise on Aid: contact your MP

26 Nov 2020

The SMP is hugely disappointed that the UK Government has announced its intention to renege on its commitment to invest 0.7% of GNI on international development, despite the repeated written assurances we have received from the UK Government that this would not happen and an explicit manifesto promise.

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Lord McConnell lecture to celebrate 15 years of Scotland-Malawi partnership

20 Nov 2020

The 15th anniversary of the reinvigorated Scotland-Malawi collaboration agreement will be celebrated at the University of Strathclyde with a guest lecture by former First Minister of Scotland, The Right Honourable Lord Jack McConnell of Glenscorrodale.

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UK Government considering reneging on 0.7% aid commitment, despite repeated promises

20 Nov 2020

The SMP is extremely concerned to learn that the UK Government is considering breaking its commitment to investing 0.7% of GNI on development assistance, especially given the Prime Minister has told the SMP that meeting this target, which is enshrined in law, is ‘right and serves the national interest’.

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Malawi submits Human Rights Universal Periodic Review

4 Nov 2020

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Scottish Parliament debates international development review

6 Oct 2020

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President and First Minister address SMP conference

3 Oct 2020

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