United Nations

About Irregular Migration, Refugees, Terrorism and Sustainable Development

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

On 19 November, the President of the UN General Assembly convened an informal meeting to consider ways for a comprehensive response to the global huma...

We Need a New Approach to Tackle Our Mental Health Epidemic

Danny Bowman | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

The effects of mental health on our global society is has become much bigger, from suicide to depression and what we do in the next ten years could either avert crisis or cause further inequality creating catastrophe and adding burning fuel to this global pandemic.

UN Passes Unanimous Resolution To Combat ISIS

AP | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a French-sponsored resolution Friday calling on all nations to redouble and coordinate action to prevent ...

What Do the Sustainable Development Goals Mean for Fashion: Its Makers, Creators, Buyers and Users?

Charlotte Turner | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Style
Charlotte Turner

Any and all of these goals can be applied to the fashion industry; as one of the biggest employers, producers, and polluters of any global industry, fashion touches everyone - from those who make it to those who wear it. As such, we all have a part to play in ensuring it becomes a fairer, cleaner industry.

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...

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.

UN Takes Aim at Pay of Single Mothers and Frontline Aid Workers

Ian Richards | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Richards

Any organisation that has seen more than 650 of its workers killed or injured on duty in 15 years would need to think hard about how it keeps staff motivated and productive, and how it attracts new talent to replace staff who leave.

Saudi Arabia: Going Rogue

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

We haven't heard much about rogue states since George W Bush's tenure in the White House ended, but maybe the term should be revived and applied to one of America's closest allies - Saudi Arabia.

UN Reports on Racism in Sweden and the Netherlands Highlight the Need to Tackle Afrophobia Across Europe

Claire Fernandez | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Claire Fernandez

Concerns over the increasing ill-treatment and violence targeting asylum seekers and migrants in Europe have confirmed ENAR's worse predictions on dee...

UK Turns Back on UN Protection of Civilians

Thomas Nash | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK
Thomas Nash

The UK is set to break with a 15-year tradition by refusing to hold an open debate on the protection of civilians during its presidency of the UN Secu...

The Bold Man and the Sea

Unni Krishnan | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Unni Krishnan

Japanese boat man gives a crash course in disaster management. Standing on the bridge of the Himawari (sunflower), the boat Susumu Sugawara, 72, sail...

Why Does Britain's China Debate Have to Be So Binary?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In their very haste to catch up and the urgency they attach to attracting investment, Cameron and Osborne are prepared to ignore criticism - and I suspect the advice of their diplomats - and downplay human rights and wider foreign policy considerations to put their emphasis on the purely pecuniary dimension of relations with the Chinese.

70 Years On: Why the UN Matters

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

The United Nations brings everyone to the table, and asks the world's representatives to go beyond personal, sectarian and nationalistic concerns to realize the greater good. If we are not vocal, affirmative and practical in our support of this institution, then as Sir Jeremy Greenstock said, "we are not looking after our world or our children's world". A stronger UN has to mean a better world.

Richard Branson Leaks UN Report Calling For All Drugs To Be Decriminalised

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

The UN is expected to call on governments across the world to change tack in the 'war on drugs' by decriminalising all illegal substances. In a su...

Russia: Anything You Can Do...

Alistair Burnett | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Watching Russia's military intervention in Syria unfold has taken me back to my secondary school days when we put on the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

UN Day of the Girl Child: Fathers Are Part of the Conversation Too

Liza Bel | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Liza Bel

My personal experience has proven to me that fathers or male guardians and mentors have a fundamental role to play in securing that seat at the big boys' table for their daughters. If I can sit in endless meetings being the only woman in the senior management - I owe it to my father.

Compassion's Take on the Sustainable Development Goals

Philip Lymbery | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

Last week the United Nations launched its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 aims included in a new 15 year plan. This plan aims to end poverty and hunger by 2030 and achieve a host of other truly worthy objectives such as gender equality.

Parallel Universes Collide: Drug Control and Human Rights at the UN

Ann Fordham | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Ann Fordham

Next April's important UNGASS is an opportune moment to align these parallel universes and ensure that global drug policy genuinely has the promotion and protection of human rights at its centre. The devastating human rights violations committed in the name of drug control must end. We will be judged by history.

Will Vladimir Putin Save the World?

David Spencer | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
David Spencer

There has been precious little to praise about the regime of Vladimir Putin in recent years. His actions in stoking civil war in Ukraine and annexing the Crimea region is criminal under international law, his crackdown on political opposition and dissenting voices has seen numerous state-sponsored and the oppression that can be experienced in Russia by ethnic and religious minorities, and the LGBT community, is shocking and criminally under-reported here in the west.

Russia Opens a Window of Opportunity in Syria

Alistair Burnett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In the fog of claim and counter claim over the real target of Russian air strikes in Syria one thing is clear: Russia's direct intervention is intensifying the war and that means even more civilian deaths and more refugees fleeing to neighbouring states and Europe.

What Are the SDGs and Why Should You Care?

Emma Fulu | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Emma Fulu

Its easy to be a little skeptical but hard not to be inspired by the ambition and potential of these unprecedented goals. Personally I think this represents a great leap forward and makes me hopeful about what we can achieve collectively in the next fifteen years. Remember, these are your Goals. Every single one of you.

Ali Mohammed Al-Nimr And Four Other Activists Saudia Arabia Has Locked Away

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

Saudi Arabia, a leading representative of the five-member UN Human Rights Council panel, made headlines in August for beheading more people than the I...

Paul Vale

Justine Greening: Foreign Aid Is Keeping Our Country Secure And Opening New Markets

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- A loud bang of the gavel at the United Nations on Friday marked the start of a hugely ambitious 15-year-plan to improve the planet on a sw...

Global Goals; Achievable for All?

Helen Morton | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics
Helen Morton

17 years. The average time that a refugee is displaced from their home. Following that logic, the babies of Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, won't return to their home country, Syria, until they are adults.

Facebook Founder Wants To Bring The Internet To Refugee Camps

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK Tech

Facebook founder, Marc Zuckerberg, has announced plans to help the United Nations introduce the internet into refugee camps. Speaking at the United...