AusAID Insight: 8 June 2012
AusAID Insight: 12 June 2012
World Environment Day
On World Environment Day, Australians can be proud that they have contributed to achieving one of the world’s Millennium Development Goals – halving the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water – well in advance of the 2015 deadline.
More about World Environment Day
Conserving marine life through community theatre in Vanuatu
Australia is committed to working with small-island and developing states, including our Pacific island neighbours, towards better sustainable development. Protecting oceans, and marine species and vegetation, will be crucial for these communities in the wake of climate change.
More about conservation in Vanuatu
An expanded partnership with the Asia Foundation to tackle poverty
AusAID and The Asia Foundation have expanded their strategic partnership to address poverty in the region through a new three-year $19.5 million agreement.
More about AusAID's expanded parntership with the Asia Foundation
Australia and WFP work together to stamp out hunger
Australia will provide the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) with an additional $25 million to support its mission to alleviate hunger in the developing world.
More about about Australia's support for the United Nations' World Food Programme
Working with Transparency International to fight corruption
Australia is increasing its support for Transparency International’s efforts to help people overcome poverty by fighting corruption with a new global partnership.
More about Australia's support for Transparency International
Australia promises more support to Palestinian refugees
Since 2000, Australia has supported United Nations' Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) to provide education, health, housing and infrastructure services to almost five million registered Palestinian refugees in the Middle East.
More about Australia and the UNRWA's support for Palestinian refugees
Africa Day 2012
On May 25, 1963, the Organization of African Unity was founded at a signing ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Organization is now recognized as the African Union (AU) and Africa Day is a chance to reflect on how far the continent has come since its inception.
More about Africa Day
Video: Is Aid Effective? Praxis Discussion Series 2012
Does aid work? Does it reach the poorest people? What are the most effective channels for delivering aid and how do we make aid work better? This is part of the Praxis Discussion Series, 2012.
Watch the Praxis discussion moderated by Bronwyn Adcock
Video: Join the Australian Civilian Corps
Jed Abad was the first ever ACC specialist to be deployed. He was the Donor Liaison Officer with the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) in Port-au-Prince for approximately one year.
Listen to Jed share his experience as an ACC deployee in Haiti
Blog: World Environment Day: what will you be doing today?
5 June marked World Environment Day. Claire Ireland, AusAID's Senior Enviromental Specialst shares the perspective of a family in Zimbabwe who depend on subsistence agriculture for the daily food intake.
Read Claire's blog on how the environment underpins economic prosperity in developing countries
Blog: Eliminating malaria from Solomon Islands
Australia's High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Matt Anderson, blogs about the challenges and the progress made in tackling malaria in Solomon Islands.
Read Matt's blog on the fight against Malaria in the Solomon Islands
Blog: Reaching the most vulnerable: AusAID’s growing support for social protection
Dr Stephen Kidd has engaged on social development and protection issues in over 25 countries. He blogs about AusAID's growing support for social protection, particularly in the Pacific.
Read Dr Kidd's blog on AusAID growing support for social protection
Did you know?
In Burma, AusAID has helped to provide treatement to 127,000 tuberculosis pateients and provided anti-retroviral treatment to almost 19,000 people living with HIV.
More on AusAID's aid program and achievements in Burma