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The boss's blog - from the desk of the CEO

Gill joined VSA as CEO in July 2012 after five years in London as director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. She was previously executive director of the New Zealand Family Planning Association. She also chaired the Asia Pacific Alliance and the New Zealand NGO-Ministry of Health Forum, and spent a term as Assistant Vice Chancellor at Victoria University.

Gill blogs about development work, things that are close to her heart and - just occasionally - what she had for breakfast. But only if it's truly interesting.


New York: queues and Forum at the UN

Published on 1st September 2014


New York: queues and Forum at the UN

Here I am in a long white corridor, reminiscent of the hospital corridors in One flew over the cuckoo's nest, waiting for the precious blue UN grounds pass, talking with complete strangers. If you’re at the UN, queues are a fact of life. Read More

New and old in New York City

Published on 27th August 2014


New and old in New York City

It seems that once again I need to be away from work in Wellington in order to draw breath long enough to write – but anyway here I am! Read More

This year: Volunteer Service Abroad in 2013

Published on 24th December 2013


This year: Volunteer Service Abroad in 2013

As I put the out of office message onto my PC before leaving the office to head along the sunny Wellington streets for the train to Paekakariki, my thoughts revolve around the next two weeks. Read More

Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment

Published on 21st October 2013


Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment

An excerpt from my speech “Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment: acting globally, acting locally – the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Pacific and Aotearoa.” Delivered to IDG  staff in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 2013, at the invitation of the gender team.* Read More

High-level event: Roundtable Four

Published on 27th September 2013


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High-level event: Roundtable Four

I was invited to speak at the UN "High Level" event where Heads of State reviewed their progress on the Millennium Development Goals and planned for the global development framework that will replace the MDGs in 2015. Here is the text of my speech. Read More

New York, Post-2015 and "my world"

Published on 24th September 2013


New York, Post-2015 and "my world"

This week I'm in New York at the United Nations. Read More

A flying blog

Published on 19th August 2013


A flying blog

We had a busy day last Wednesday — the NGO Partnership contingent was in Papua New Guinea. Read More

From Sydney airport

Published on 9th August 2013


From Sydney airport

Late yesterday afternoon, standing in the queue for Immigration at Sydney airport I heard one Kiwi voice say to another, “Are Kiwis aliens?” Back came the positive reply, ”No, not yet." Read More

A shaky start to the week

Published on 23rd July 2013


A shaky start to the week

Well, it's one thing to write about the news as I did at the weekend, but it's another to be the news - as Wellington was on Sunday, me included. Read More

Read all about it: A collection of weekend thoughts part 2

Published on 20th July 2013


Read all about it: A collection of weekend thoughts part 2

Catching up on the week's newspapers, enewsletters and blogs that I often do at the weekend, I found some articles and thoughts of particular interest. Read More

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