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News / DT 17-18 / 2013

Stoltenberg’s Christmas gift to World Bank President Jim Kim

 
Since resigning as Norway’s Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg has pushed in parliament for an increase in World Bank funding as a way of fulfilling promises his government made to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
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Uganda corruption fall-out. Nordics return to business as usual, not so for UK, Ireland

 
Donors formed a united front when faced with corruption in the Prime Minister’s Office in Kampala. Now that the stolen money has been reimbursed, they have divergent approaches to their aid to Uganda.
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Global Fund falls short of USD 15b target

 
At a meeting in Washington in early December, donors pledged USD 12 billion to the Global Fund for the next three years. 
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Danish Refugee Council, Diakonia dropped from Sida humanitarian group

 
Both NGOs have been among the largest recipients of Sida’s humanitarian NGO funding, but they did not meet the criteria for “strategic partners” .
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Danish ministry considers legal sanctions against staff

 
The Danish Foreign Ministry is questioning three officials about their handling of information in a case that led to the former aid minister’s resignation. Legal sanctions are being considered.  
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Liisa Kauppinen receives UN Human Rights Prize

 
The Finnish advocate of the rights of the deaf and of women with disabilities received the prestigious award on International Human Rights Day.
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A tale of two refugee councils

 
The Norwegian Refugee Council cements its relationship with Sida, while the Danish counterpart fails to fulfil the agency’s criteria.
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UN Syria appeal exceeds this year’s record

 
The UN has launched its largest ever appeal for 2014, seeking USD 6.5 billion for humanitarian aid to Syria. This year’s UN appeal - USD 4.4 billion - already set a record compared to all previous appeals. 
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Reykjavik to vote over new aid cuts

 
A new government that is more sceptical about aid took office in late May after an election paved the way for a Center-right coalition consisting of the Progressive Party and the Independence Party.
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