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Prostate Cancer campaignSupporting Prostate Cancer campaign

David and Catherine are happy to support Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Men United v Prostate Cancer’ campaign. UK prostate cancer survival rates are below the European average, research into the disease lags a decade behind that of other cancers. This is despite prostate cancer being the most common cancer in men and predicted to be the most common cancer overall by 2030.

The campaign's aim is to get the message out about the most common cancer in men in the UK, support men affected by it, and intensify the search for more reliable tests and treatments for the future.

TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT-FRIENDLY TRADE AGREEMENTS

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David chairs a hearing this month exploring how trade agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries can be made more development-focused to ensure EU trade policy really makes a difference to poverty-alleviation.

As Vice President of the European Parliamentary Intergroup for Animals David took part in the launch of the Group's pledge for the 2014 European Elections. The aim of the pledge is for EU political groups and individual candidates to 'sign up' to including animal welfare related issues in their political programmes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To coincide with the debate a new website was launched that brings together all the information about the elections and the animal welfare issues at stake. It can be found at http://www.voteforanimals.eu/

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE GAMBIA

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE GAMBIA

 

With the assistance of Amnesty International, in February David met with Glasgow and Senegal-based activists to discuss what the EU can do to help the human rights situation in the Gambia.

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United Nations General AssemblyMartin and Ban Ki-moon

As one of two members of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights, David participated in the United Nations General Assembly in New York, meeting Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. As well as EU-UN cooperation discussions also focused on the state of play in Egypt, Libya, Syria and the DRC.

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Eurogroup for Animals

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For enquiries write to: DAVID MARTIN MEP, Midlothian Innovation Centre, Pentlandfield, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RE

Telephone 0131 440 9040 Email: david@martinmep.com

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