Government agrees that UK visas system needs reform4 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.
Working Together2 Dec 2020
A guest post from our wonderful member, the Mamie Martin Fund.
UK Government breaks promise on Aid: contact your MP26 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.
Lord McConnell lecture to celebrate 15 years of Scotland-Malawi partnership20 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.
UK Government considering reneging on 0.7% aid commitment, despite repeated promises20 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’.
Malawi submits Human Rights Universal Periodic Review4 Nov 2020
Scottish Parliament debates international development review6 Oct 2020
President and First Minister address SMP conference3 Oct 2020