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Sport And The Sustainable Development Goals: New Methods of Engagement

Angus Berry | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Sport
Angus Berry

Published a year ago now, the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer the world a framework around which global development can rally. The new goals offered, for the first time, a truly north to south appreciation of the issues and challenges facing the world today.

9 Inspiring Quotes From #HeForShe

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Emma Watson has launched a new initiative in the #HeForShe campaign as part of a UN General Assembly this week, focusing on gender equality in univers...

The six reasons we need to push on with water and sanitation for all

Barbara Frost | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

It's hard to believe that already a year has elapsed since the UN agreed a set of new global promises to leave a safer, healthier, cleaner and more pr...

Why have countries committed to development targets they might never reach?

Aaron Benavot | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

It seems a strange decision for any country, let alone all, to sign up to a global commitment they know they will never reach. End Hunger? Eradicate p...

UN Anti-Tobacco Meeting Seeks to Ban High-Ranking Government Officials

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Yaël Ossowski

It is unclear how many delegates may be banned from the conference or whether the media will be able to report on the proceedings, but public health advocates have already brought up possible decisions which are likely to be implemented in November.

Ensuring That No One Is Left Behind: A View on an Inclusive World in 2030

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Motto: "We can redream this world and make the dream come real. Human beings are gods hidden from themselves". Ben Okri, The Famished Road (winning ...

The EU: More Important Than Nato

Federico Moscogiuri | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Federico Moscogiuri

I am Italian by birth, but I have lived in the UK for nigh on 23 years. I have been working, paying taxes and doing voluntary work in this country for 16 of those. My wife is British, and both of my children were born here. The UK is the place that I and my family call home.

Celebrating UN Peacekeepers

Baroness Anelay | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Anelay

There may be obstacles on the way to reaching our peacekeeping goals, but we are more committed and determined than ever to overcome them in order to ensure peacekeeping delivers for the UK and the wider world.

Confusion Grows as UN Grills UK on Its Child Rights Record

Professor Aoife Nolan | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Professor Aoife Nolan

Ms Thewliss' efforts to focus attention on this issue are admirable. However, if the work of UN human rights bodies like the Committee is to be effective, then it is incumbent on both those who would use them - and those who report on them - to get the facts right.

World Humanitarian Summit: A Humanitarian Contribution to Peace Is the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Harriet Lamb | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Harriet Lamb

What do you have as your screensaver? While some companies allow staff to revel in their favourite sunset snap or their kids pulling hideous faces, others provide the screensavers to focus minds on the top priorities.

This Man Will Make You Question Everything You Know About The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Journalists and politicians are wilfully ignoring the facts about Muslims and migrants, a senior figure in the UN has claimed, leading to a complete m...

Why the Climate Promises of Paris Depend on Water

Margaret Batty | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Margaret Batty

We need to get different sectors talking. Climate change and water are intertwined and we need to speak each other's language when it comes to planning and funding adaptation efforts. We can no longer have countries develop water policies that don't include climate risks, nor can climate planners operate without consulting key water ministries.

Why We Need to Work With Women to Prevent Violent Extremism

Baroness Anelay | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Anelay

To defeat extremism, we need women and girls to be empowered. And for women and girls to be empowered, we need to defeat extremism.

For Peace in Syria, Arbitrary Detention Must End

Gareth Bayley | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Gareth Bayley

In Syria, massive and systematic violence continues to take place out of sight, in centres of detention away from the war's frontlines. The release of arbitrarily held detainees, including women and children, would be an opportunity to signal a desire to change the status quo and to demonstrate a real willingness to solve the conflict politically.

This Video Shows What 37,000 Children Go Through Every Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK

A 12-year-old girl dressed in a full bridal outfit poses next to her smiling groom - a man who looks easily old enough to be her grandfather. Peop...

What Can We Learn From the 'World Interfaith Harmony Week'

Amjad Saleem | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK
Amjad Saleem

Last week, the first week of February was traditionally the 'World Interfaith Harmony Week' as designated by the United Nations to occur annually in ...

Before And After Image Of Julian Assange Shows Profound Effect Of 'Arbitrary Detention'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first arrived in the Ecuadorian Embassy in Knightsbridge in 2012 he appeared tanned, youthful and optimistic. ...

COP21 and The Corporate Coup

James Crawley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
James Crawley

What we are experiencing in Paris amounts to a corporate coup aimed at preventing progress and effective solutions to our climate crisis. Now more than ever we need to advocate for system change rather than climate change, with climate activists planning creative ways to inform the public not only of the false solutions on offer, but the real solutions that will lead to positive change in our world.

Can Volunteering Tip the Balance in Favour of Better Global Compassion?

Philip Goodwin | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

In a world of increased polarisation between cultures, anything that lowers barriers is important. I joined VSO as chief executive in March of this year and in that time I have seen enough to convince me that there has never been a more important time to encourage people to volunteer internationally.

This Is Why You Should Give A Crap About World Toilet Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

More than 2.3 billion people in the world do not have access to a safe, private toilet. The unsanitary abodes that replace them are often outdoors...

It's No Joke: The State of the World's Toilets

Barbara Frost | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

On this World Toilet Day, it's time for the world to make good on our promises - and while we all love a bit of toilet humour, the state of the world's sanitation really is no joke.

Can UN Leadership Fix Broken Drug Policies? A Call for Ban Ki Moon in Advance of the 2016 UNGASS

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Saving lives of his people dying of AIDS is Kofi Annan's legacy. Ban Ki Moon's legacy could be ushering us into a new era of drug policy. The world is ready.

How Not Cutting Trees Has Become One of the World's Most Successful Climate Efforts

Samantha J Smith | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Samantha J Smith

We are only a few weeks away from the COP21 climate summit in Paris. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 11 per cent of global carbon emissions come from deforestation. That is about the same amount as the emissions from all the world's cars. Efforts to stop deforestation are more important than ever.

World Toilet Day - More Important Than It Sounds

Cohan Chew | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Cohan Chew

At first glance, World Toilet Day sounds like something pushed out by a group of silly children. However, World Toilet Day's significance is detriment...

Audience Laughs As Mugabe Shouts 'We Are Not Gays' At UN

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

President Robert Mugabe deviated from his prepared speech at the UN general assembly in New York on Monday, while discussing human rights. The Zimb...