On Wednesday I gave a well-received speech to the Ipswich Labour Party on International Development. I spoke about the reasons why we need to help other countries less fortunate than ourselves, the record of the Department of International Development in providing aid around the world and the future for ID. I was able to draw on my own volunteer experience for this.
The three important where action is required are
1. Trade justice
2. Drop the debt
3. More and better aid
There will alot heard about help for Africa next year as Blair and Brown will use Britain's slot for presidency of G8 and Europe to push for progress under the Commision for Africa.