Ban Ki Moon

The UN Wants to Eradicate Extreme Poverty by 2030 - Let's Make Sure It's Up to the Task

Ian Richards | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Richards

Ending extreme poverty or getting an agreement to reduce climate change means creating complex trade-offs between the interests of countries, companies and citizens and civil society. It involves detailed forecasts, legal texts and new ideas that will galvanise negotiators to agreement. It means putting the UN back in a position of international leadership.

Not An Onion Headline: North Korea Complains To The UN's Ban Ki Moon About Seth Rogen Comedy

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

Hey, remember when North Korea got all uppity about the new Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy? “A wanton act of terror and act of war… absolu...

Will Children of Syria Ever Heal From the Scars of War?

Kumar Tiku | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Kumar Tiku

During the course of my humanitarian work in Syria, I have listened to many children share their perspectives. The death of family members, whether siblings or a parent or other loved one is common. Being displaced from their homes, often more than once, and finding their friends and communities snatched away. Memories of repeated attacks from warring parties that flattened whole neighborhoods, fires that raged through the night stay with them.

Ukraine Warns Of Russia War, As Putin Remains Defiant

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Pulled back from the brink of civil war, Kiev has warned that it is on the brink of international war as Vladimir Putin ignored all warnings about con...

Businesses Can't Afford to Ignore Climate Change Any Longer

Peter Bakker | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Bakker

Yes, we need to talk about jobs and growth and inequality, but businesses can't afford to ignore climate change any longer. Business holds many of the technologies and solutions that can create the transformation the world needs. And the business case to do so is strong. Business must now scale up the implementation of these solutions.

Catching Fire: National Interest and the Central African Republic

Alexandra Buskie | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alexandra Buskie

Time is of the essence. Early action could make the difference between dampening an escalating sectarian conflict and allowing it to blaze unbound. If the international community is unmoved by moral arguments, then surely the security consequences of this situation persuade.

Children With Disabilities Facing Widespread Abuse in West Africa

Davinder Kumar | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK
Davinder Kumar

It is imperative that post-Millennium Development Goals, currently being negotiated, do not overlook the plight of the disabled people and children. It is time for concrete action to ensure that particularly children with disabilities have access to education, protection from violence and abuse; and opportunity to have their voices heard. This is not just a development agenda it is also a human rights issue.

Don't Hold Your Breath, Chairman Shapps

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

The United Nations has insisted a controversial visit by an inspector who slated the so-called bedroom tax was arranged "in full co-operation" with th...

'Damning' and 'Chilling'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

A report by UN weapons inspectors into the atrocity in Damascus is "damning" and "fully consistent" with Britain's assessment that Bashar Assad's regi...

Obama's Foreign Policy Odyssey

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Over the weekend secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov reached a deal and a framework to dispose of the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal by 2014... Secretary Kerry is headed back to Paris to work with the foreign ministers of France, Britain, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to work out a draft resolution to implement this agreement.

Hague To Meet Kerry In Paris On Monday Ahead Of UN's Chemical Weapons Report On Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK

William Hague is to follow this week’s Geneva negotiations on Syria with a fresh round of talks in Paris on Monday. According to the Foreign Off...

Shapps Pens Angry Letter To Ban Ki Moon Over 'Bedroom Tax'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

The letter of complaint penned by Conservative Chairman Grant Shapps demanding an investigation into "the action of UN Special Rapporteur, Raquel Roln...

Children and Youth in West Africa Mobilise Against Violence

Davinder Kumar | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK
Davinder Kumar

From the arid landscape of Mali to the tropical rainforests of Cameroon, they have travelled thousands of miles and traversed 13 countries in West and Central Africa between them to find out what governments and world institutions are doing to protect children and young people from violence....

Time for President Obama to Act to Deter the Syrian Regime?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

According to Syrian opposition sources, more than 1,300 Syrian citizens have been killed in a chemical weapons attack near Damascus on Wednesday 21 August. The Syrian National Coalition claims toxic gas was used by President Bashar al Assad's forces during a bombardment of rebel-held areas outside the Syrian capital.

Ten Years After the Baghdad Bombing the UN Must Do More to Protect Its Workers From Deadly Attacks

Ian Richards | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
Ian Richards

We're no longer the same UN. We're more and more in conflict zones. And we've taken certain decisions that mean we're no longer seen as neutral. The UN flag is now a target instead of a shield. That means we have to change how we go about things, because right now our colleagues and their families are paying too high a price.

Peace in Mali Needs More Than More Troops

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The French military intervention in Mali since mid-January and much of the official discussion of Mali in the UN and among Western governments seem to have been driven by a quite narrow and short-term view of the issues the country faces. As in anything, if the problem is mis-diagnosed, the solution will probably mis-fire.

Thank You Ban Ki-Moon

Danny McCubbin | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

I have just finished reading Ban Ki-moon's address to the residents of San Patrignano. On Wednesday the Secretary - General of the United Nations visited the drug rehabilitation community in Italy and in his address he mentions two residents that I am proud to call my friends - Mike and Damir.

Shock As North Korea Tests Nuclear Weapons

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

North Korea has sparked alarm around the world by testing a nuclear bomb. The reclusive communist state has confirmed it has successfully conducted...

The Sun Publishes 'Hands Off Falklands' Advert In Argentine Newspaper

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

The Sun has placed an advert in a Buenos Aires newspaper telling Argentina to keep its "hands off" the Falkland Islands. The move comes a day after...

'The Future Of The Falklands Should Be Determined By The People Who Live There'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The future of the Falkland Islands is in the hands of the people who live there, not Argentina, the prime minister has insisted. David Cameron rebu...

Guardian Slammed For Publishing Kirchner's Falklands Letter As Advert

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

The Guardian has been slammed as "money grabbing" and "disrespectful" on social media sites after publishing in one of its adverts a letter from the A...

'19th Century Colonialism'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has reignited the row over the future of the Falkland Islands in an open letter to David Cameron ca...

Israel And Gaza Under Pressure To Agree Ceasefire

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Israel and Gaza are under international pressure to agree on a ceasefire, after six days of air strikes and rocket attacks which have killed 110 Pales...

Hardline Islamists To Issue Fatwa On Malala, As She Is Declared An Apostate Of Islam

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

Islamic radicalists based in Britain are reportedly preparing to issue a fatwa on Malala Yousafzai. According to controversial cleric Anjem Chouda...

'I Am Malala'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The president of Pakistan is to be presented with a petition with more than one million signatories, urging him to make education available to all chi...