In 1970, the richest countries in the world committed to giving 0.7 percent of their Gross National Income (GNI) to overseas aid.
International aid is helping to fulfil the rights of millions of children worldwide. For example, aid has funded 90 million free mosquito nets over the past five years, restricting the spread of malaria. It also plays a crucial role in helping developing countries make progress towards the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGS).
Read more about why aid is important.