Alasdair Allan MSP

Alasdair Allan MSP

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Football changing lives

23rd March 2018

Minister for International Development & Europe, Dr Alasdair Allan “Sport has huge potential to help turn lives around and drive positive change in communities all over the world. During my recent visit to Zambia, I was privileged to visit Action Aid Zambia/Grassroots’ Soccer’s project which receives Scottish Government funding via Comic Relief. The project aims…

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Protecting EU citizen’s rights

6th March 2018

Protecting the rights of EU citizens living in Scotland is an issue that is very close to my heart, and at the top of the Scottish Government’s agenda as the UK’s Brexit negotiations progress. This is why tonight I will be in Dundee for the second of a series of public meetings with EU citizens…

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Northern neighbours

25th February 2018

This week I will be in Norway to strengthen Scotland’s bonds with our Nordic neighbours and engage with the newly appointed Norwegian Government. Building upon my previous engagement to the country in 2017, the visit is an opportunity to cement our diplomatic ties with Norway and, in collaboration with Scottish Development International, inject new confidence…

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Northern neighbours: Riga Conference 2017

3rd October 2017

Last week I was in Latvia to participate in the Riga Conference 2017, an annual gathering of foreign policy and defence experts focused on the Baltic region. In and around the conference, I had the pleasure to meet with representatives from across the region to discuss the implications of Brexit and promote our updated Nordic…

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Flood Aid

15th September 2017

International Development Minister Alasdair Allan with more news on the Scottish Government’s response to the devastating South Asia floods: “The Scottish Government will do all it can to respond to global humanitarian challenges. Scotland has an important role to play as a responsible global citizen. This week, I announced that the Humanitarian Emergency Fund is…

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Humanitarian Emergency Fund

14th July 2017

International Development Minister Alasdair Allan meets the Scottish Government’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund Panel members in Edinburgh to discuss Scotland’s response to international humanitarian emergencies. Scotland can make a big difference in the fight against global poverty, injustice and inequality. As a country, we are committed to doing all we can to help some of the…

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Police Scotland in Africa

29th April 2017

As a good global citizen, it is important that Scotland supports countries, with some of the most vulnerable people, out of hardship and poverty. That is why we are funding Police Scotland to extend its specialist training for African police forces to tackle gender-based violence and improve child protection. To 2019, the Scottish Government will…

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Scotland retains Fair Trade Nation status

2nd March 2017

Yesterday I announced that Scotland has retained Fair Trade Nation status with 43% more consumers reporting that they bought Fairtrade products in 2016 than in the preceding year. Here, Martin Rhodes, Director of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum explains why Fair Trade Nation status is so important for Scotland.

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