27 September 2018
Humanitarian relief, climate justice and gender equality initiatives were some of the issues raised by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Scotland’s International Development Alliance’s annual conference.
She outlined the Scottish Government’s commitment to international development and said:
For our part, promoting international development is an absolutely essential part of being a good global citizen.
our afternoon at #AllianceConference2018 gets underway with @ScotGovFM Nicola Sturgeon addressing the plenary session. she emphasises that the @ScotGovID and other departments will continue to support the sector as much as it can #Act4SDGs #YOYP #ScotlandForAFairerWorld pic.twitter.com/vXlLWT1YLA
— The Alliance (@IntDevAlliance) September 25, 2018
The First Minister also announced new funding to help Malawian women access sanitary products.
Malawian women will receive funding to help make and sell reusable sanitary products in their communities @NicolaSturgeon has announced ahead of @IntDevAlliance speech https://t.co/R6NbytUB5r pic.twitter.com/4YQfHoL77S
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) September 25, 2018
This announcement coincided with the International Development Minister Ben Macpherson’s visit to Malawi to meet women who are participating in this initiative.
Following on from the First Minister @NicolaSturgeon funding announcement @BenMacpherson visited the Fistula Unit in #Malawi to see how @scotgov money supports Malawian women to help make & sell reusable sanitary products in their communities. https://t.co/6tvGfc9qPG pic.twitter.com/MQDy9Kq7HU
— ScotGovInter (@ScotGovInter) September 26, 2018