U.K. To Increase WHO Contribution; Says Consulted With NGOs About DFID-FCO Merger

The Guardian: U.K. to become WHO’s largest state donor with 30% funding increase
“Boris Johnson will announce a 30% increase in the U.K.’s funding of the World Health Organization, making the U.K. the single largest national donor after the U.S. leaves. In an announcement at the U.N. General Assembly, he will urge it to heal ‘the ugly rifts’ that are damaging the international fight against coronavirus…” (Wintour, 9/25).

Devex: U.K. government says it consulted 26 NGOs about DFID-FCO merger but won’t name them
“The U.K. government claimed last week it consulted 26 NGOs about the merger of the Department for International Development and Foreign & Commonwealth Office but is so far refusing to say which ones they are. It is the latest in an ongoing dispute over what kind of consultation process the government undertook prior to the merger…” (Worley, 9/25).

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