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Activists from the Students Stop Campaign and Restless Development massed outside the European Commission offices in London on the 6th February to demand Europe stops its attack on India’s generic medicine industry. AIDS and public health activists say the EC is using Free Trade Agreement negotiations to force India to accept terms that would amount to Europe ‘closing down the pharmacy of the world’.
Last week, the United Nations’ Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon made an exciting announcement that he is to appoint a new Special Representative for Youth.
Three of our young alumni from Zambia, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe joined 2,400 participants from 88 countries at the second International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar, Senegal, from 29th November – 2nd December 2011.
Our patron and former Chairman of Tesco, David Reid, has been given a knighthood in the New Year Honours; one of only two knighthoods from the business sector this year.
Our CEO Nik Hartley has decided to embark on the great journey that is Twitter! You can follow him @NikStoke to see what we are getting up to straight from the top!
Over the last few months, the Youth Engagement Team from Restless Development’s International Programmes unit have been supporting a young campaigner from Channel 4’s Battlefront programme in her quest to promote peer-to-peer sex and relationships education (SRE) in schools around the UK.