Supporting 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.
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/
United Nations General Assembly
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.