Peter and Lesley Adamson have worked together as independent consultants since the 1970s. Listed below (select titles for summaries) are some of the projects initiated by the P&LA partnership.
The flagship report of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), written and produced by P&LA from 1980 to 1996.
Founded by P&LA and published monthly since 1972, the New Internationalist is a campaigning magazine about ‘the people, the ideas and the action in the struggle against world poverty’.
Founded in 1969, Third World First (now called People & Planet) is in 2020 “the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment”.
Written and produced by P&LA, Facts for Life brings together the health knowledge that ‘every family in the world now has a right to know.’ Many times revised and re-issued, the publication is jointly published by seven United Nations agencies and the World Bank.
The film made by P&LA with the BBC and screened to 70 Heads of State and Government at the opening of the 1990 World Summit for Children in the General Assembly of the United Nations. To coincide with the Summit, ‘341’ was also broadcast by television stations in approximately 80 countries.
A comparative report on the well-being of children in the world’s advanced economies – developed and written by P&LA (2000-2013) in conjunction with an international panel of experts. The Report Card is published annually by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence, Italy.
An annual publication monitoring and comparing each nation’s progress towards meeting children’s basic needs for adequate nutrition, health care and education. Developed by P&LA and published for UNICEF, New York, 1990-1996.
A series of films on development issues for BBC Television accompanied by a 90-minute end-of-year documentary on progress towards meeting basic human needs (1983-1987).
An annual series of reports for United Nations agencies on major development issues.
Campaign developed by P&LA to raise the profile of WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, September, 2000.
A global assessment of the impact of micronutrient deficiencies on the mental and physical well-being of a quarter of the world’s people. The communications strategy developed by P&LA for the Micronutrient Initiative included publishing individual ‘Damage Assessment Reports’ for 88 countries.
The UNICEF UK Award for Services to Children was awarded to Peter and Lesley Adamson in 1996. Read Citation.