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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNHR) , adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the foundation for the growth of global development activity, providing...
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A major new grant-making foundation was launched at the House of Lords on 14 February2013.

The Peter Sowerby Charitable Foundation, which registered as a charity in 2011 and is building an...

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A £30k-a-year Oxford University academic has pledged to donate £1m, two thirds of his expected future earnings, to effective overseas charities involved in tackling poverty.

Dr Toby Ord, a practical ethics researcher...

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A US billionaire pharmaceutical executive has donated $100m (£62.5m) to the St. John’s Health Centre in California to help it become a cutting-edge medical hub for the region, the Los...

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The biggest private donation to a medical research facility in Australian history has been made by Atlantic Philanthropies, the charitable foundation of media-shy multi-billion-dollar philanthropist ...

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Sunday Times Giving List-topping hedge fund manager Christopher Hohn gave £484m to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) through fees earned...

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The Rockefeller Foundation has pledged $100m (£61m) over five years to help developing nations build better healthcare systems as part of its ‘smart globalisation’ approach to...

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A $50m (£31m) donation will make the aim to build a new world leading brain research centre at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem a reality.

The $130m (£81m)...

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Terry Pratchett, the bestselling fantasy author, is to donate USD$1m to help to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

The creator of the Discworld series was diagnosed with a rare early-onset form of the...