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Ben Donaldson

Head of Campaigns, United Nations Association - UK

Ben Donaldson is Head of Campaigns at UNA-UK - the UK's leading source of independent analysis on the United Nations and a grassroots movement for change. Recent and current campaigns Ben has worked on include Keeping Britain Global and 1 for 7 Billion

'Taking Back Control' Is Doomed - How About Cooperating Instead?

Alongside policy makers, the media, educators and civil society all have a role to play. By highlighting how all UK citizens benefit from the international system, we can start to build a society that cares about global institutions (like the UN) in a similar vein to our concern for national institutions like the NHS. After all, both are fundamental to our country's well-being.
03/07/2017 12:19 BST

The NHS And The United Nations - The UK Should Invest In Both

Alongside policy makers, the media, educators and civil society all have a role to play. By highlighting how all UK citizens benefit from the international system, we can start to build a society that cares about global institutions (like the UN) in a similar vein to our concern for national institutions like the NHS. After all, both are fundamental to our country's well-being .
27/06/2017 13:20 BST

Taking Forward Control: Strengthening International Cooperation Is In UK National Interest

The global commitment to international cooperation has seldom been more in doubt. The feeling of being left behind by globalisation is not just a developing world phenomenon. In the West, people are dissatisfied and political parties are quick to capitalise. Not least, because embracing this trend has led to electoral advantage for some, at least in the short-term.
07/06/2017 13:04 BST

Russia: 'We Support An Eastern European Woman For Secretary-General'

The 1 for 7 Billion campaign will continue to campaign for a fair, open process that will boost the legitimacy and mandate of the UN's Secretary-General, leading to, we hope, an improvement in the Organisation's vital role in delivering life-saving work across the globe.
05/10/2016 16:57 BST

The Final Push for a Loophole-Less Arms Trade Treaty

In November last year, UN member states voted overwhelmingly in favour of finalising a global Arms Trade Treaty in March 2013. The creation of such a treaty could significantly reduce the armed violence caused by weapons falling into the hands of criminals, insurgents and human rights abusers.
26/03/2013 10:07 GMT