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Food Security: The View From Rome

Katy Wilson | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK
Katy Wilson

Food is often in short supply. The availability of and access to food is also, and has always been, highly political.

Supporting Survivors of Genocide and Other Mass Atrocities: EU Responsibilities

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics
Noam Schimmel

As the 19th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide approaches in April, this report by the Task Force on the EU Prevention of Mass Atrocities has been issued at a critical time. Survivors of the Rwandan genocide who were failed enormously by the EU are demanding and deserve redress as an urgent matter of justice which has gone unaddressed for far too long.

Push for Change on Women's Rights

Lynne Featherstone | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics
Lynne Featherstone

Bringing about change is a long-term task, in which girls' education, economic opportunities and women's representation and rights are all key. This is why the UK's programmes and the benefits they bring to Afghan women and girls will continue long after British troops come home in 2014.

Gleneagles Didn't Change Africa, Africa Changed Africa

Alastair Roderick | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

I was actually at the launch of the Commission for Africa in May 2005. While the Commission made a big show about having African input into the consultations, I couldn't help but notice that the Ethiopian I was sat next to was one of the few Africans in the audience. Everyone else seemed much of a piece: officials from BINGOs (Big NGOs), western journalists, a few civil servants, and Labour Party workers.

Democratic Republic of Congo: New Peace Framework Requires Shared Vision

Maria Lange | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK
Maria Lange

The latest agreement for peace in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) offers a fresh and much needed glimmer of hope for ordinary Congolese citizens suffering from two decades of violence.

Maldives Girl Repeatedly Raped By Her Father Is Sentenced To 100 Lashes After Admitting Adultery With Another Man

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

A teenage girl whose step-father is accused of repeatedly raping her and murdering their subsequent child has been sentenced to 100 lashes for admitti...

Reaching Displaced Families With Vital Relief Supplies in Syria

Bastien Vigneau | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Bastien Vigneau

Nearly 50,000 people - displaced from their homes by the on-going conflict in Syria - are estimated to be living in makeshift shelters in locations near the Turkish border, including Karameh and Atmeh. The situation I saw at Karameh is extremely dire.

Magdalene Laundries: Tears of Joy Taste Bitter-Sweet in Northern Ireland

Patrick Corrigan | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Corrigan

The outpouring of tears and justice for the victims in the south is bitter-sweet for Northern Ireland victims. They are joyful at justice for their sisters in the south, but for themselves, they fear being ignored - again. For them, there is no inquiry. No apology. No compensation scheme.

Jessica Elgot

Working Families In Food Banks, 'Extremely Worrying' Says Top UN Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Food banks must not be allowed to become a permanent fixture in the UK and Europe, or used by governments to "clear their conscience" and neglect thei...

Syria Complains To UN Over Alleged Israeli Strike

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Syria has made an official complaint to the United Nations over an alleged Israeli airstrike on the border it shares with Lebanon. A US official t...

Labour Targets Global Inequality

PA | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Labour has put a commitment to tackling global inequality at the heart of its vision for a "social contract without borders" to drive international de...

North Korea: Do You Hear the People Sing?

Benedict Rogers | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK
Benedict Rogers

North Korea is ruled by the only dictatorship in the world that is both a dynasty and, in its own propaganda, a deity. If you worship anything other than the Kim family, you end up in one of the prison camps, or kwan-li-so.

Working to End Discrimination

Yohei Sasakawa | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK
Yohei Sasakawa

Discrimination comes in many different forms - but the discrimination we are addressing in London today concerns a disease, leprosy, which goes back to biblical times and, until the early 1980s, was - like HIV AIDs - thought to be incurable.

Maldives Girl 15, 'Raped By Father' Faces Public Flogging After Being Charged With 'Fornication' With Another

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

A teenage girl whose step-father is accused of repeatedly raping her and murdering their subsequent child, faces being flogged for "fornication" with ...

Palestinian Authority Officially Changes Its Name To 'State Of Palestine'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Mahmoud Abbas has ordered the Palestinian Authority to officially change its name to the State of Palestine. The Palestinian President issued the ...

'We Have Fiddled At The Edges While Syria Burns'

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

At least 60,000 have been killed during Syria's brutal conflict, a "truly shocking" number, the United Nations said on Wednesday UN Human Rights Co...

Sri Lanka's Killing Fields Tourism

Frances Harrison | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK
Frances Harrison

The Sri Lankan military is advertising a newly constructed hotel in the heart of the killing fields in the north of the island, where tens of thousands of minority Tamils were killed in 2009. Right in the heart of what was rebel territory, the hotel overlooks the stretch of water that became the frontline during the final bloody months of the conflict.

Killings Force UN To Pull Polio Workers Out Of Pakistan

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

The United Nations has pulled all its staff on a Polio eradication campaign in Pakistan out of the country after two more workers were killed on Wedne...

One Hundred Thousand Tamils Missing After Sri Lanka War

Frances Harrison | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK
Frances Harrison

In March in a small coastal village called Puttumattalan where a hundred thousand people had taken shelter, Murugan says he was ordered to bury 700 people who died trying to cross over the lagoon to the army side at night.

Can New UN Resolution Help Countries Move Towards Universal Health Coverage?

Louise Holly | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Politics
Louise Holly

Governments have finally recognised their responsibility to urgently scale up efforts towards universal coverage of affordable and quality healthcare services especially for the poorest.

Internet Governance: Everyone Wants of a Piece of this Pie in the Sky

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

If we had not treated Frankenstein as a piece of science fiction, we may have been living in a more safe and secure world. We have spawned far too many Aladdins for our own good.

This Divided Coalition Makes Progress on Climate Change Harder, Not Easier

Luciana Berger | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

This week the UN climate change conference in Doha comes to a close. Alongside the news of a royal baby and the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, it is l...

Share Your Condom, on World Aids Day?

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Probably they run to be nominated for the 11 Biggest Social Media Disasters 2012, because the idea to share a condom seems quite disgusting to me.

Open Letter to Turkey's Foreign Minister

Lord Gidens | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Gidens

Dear Mr Davutoğlu, Your country has operated an "open-door" policy ever since Syrians first started crossing into Turkey in May of 2011, fleeing violence and regime attacks.

Israel Reacts To UN Vote By Withholding Tax Transfer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

Israel has rejected the United Nations' vote on Palestinian statehood and announced it will withhold a £75m tax transfer in retribution, reports the ...