United Nations.

Ban Ki-moon in London: Inspiring Youth

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

Copyright UNA-UK/Ed Thompson London's Central Hall Westminster was filled to its 2,000 seat capacity on last Friday, 5 February, to welcome Ban Ki-...

A Cloud of Despondency

Toby Cadman | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Toby Cadman

On 5 February 2016 the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ruled on a Communication filed on behalf of the exiled Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks. It ruled that since his arrest on 7 December 2010 he had been held arbitrarily. The Working Group recommended that the UK immediately release him and that he should be afforded the right to compensation.

UN Expert Writes Eloquent Argument AGAINST His Own Panel's Julian Assange Decision

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

The lone dissenter on the UN group that held Julian Assange was being "arbitrarily detained" blamed the WikiLeaks founder for his predicament and said...

Twitter Is 'Arbitrarily Detained' By People Mocking The UN's Decision On Assange

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

A UN panel's finding that WikiLeaks founder and Ecuadorian Embassy resident Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" has been thoroughly ridicul...

Assange Attacks 'Insulting' UK Response To His UN Support

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley & Jack Sommers | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has condemned the "insulting" British government response to the UN ruling that he is being "arbitrarily detained" by...

Rethinking Social Development in the Contemporary World

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

In January 1977, the UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD) met in Geneva for its 25th session, under the chairmanship of Romania. It was an imp...

We Must Collaborate to Solve the Refugee Crisis

Jasvir Singh | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Jasvir Singh

Collaboration is key to the solution, and if we fail to work together on the current refugee crisis, we could find ourselves dealing with much greater humanitarian issues and societal challenges throughout Europe in the near future.

Remembering 'The Forgotten Crisis'

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun

The international response to what took place and what continues to take place is both a travesty and injustice. Hundreds of thousands of Innocent men, women and children fled to neighbouring countries such as Chad and Cameroon but more than 600,000 people remain displaced inside the country with many trapped inside enclaves they cannot escape.

How to Triple the Availability of Textbooks Around the World

Aaron Benavot | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Aaron Benavot

Our first new policy paper as the GEM Report is out today and shows how altering the textbook market to a more centralised finance model could take up...

UN To Impose FIFTH Round Of Sanctions On North Korea Over 'H-Bomb'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK

The United Nations promised to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday after Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test. The UN has...

Congratulations to the Media and Politicians for Helping Demonise Muslims!

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

The consequence of this portrayal was written on the wall in bold and brightly coloured letters: Muslims will become victims of terrible crimes motivated by racism and Islamophobia if this media onslaught continues. The media did not pay heed to those warnings, and that has happened, exactly as it was predicted.

UN Approves Syria Roadmap, But Fails To Mention President Assad

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK Politics

Member of the UN Security Council approved a resolution on Friday outlining a peace process for Syria involving talks by representatives of the Damasc...

Unseen Within the United Nations

Teuta Turani | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Teuta Turani

The understanding that my status as an unpaid intern and the roles assigned to me could indeed be questioned was not immediate. The over-idealization of the UN, had made my fellow interns and I see it as an aspiration, quite naive to what could be the consequences of free labour.

Climate Change: Merci M. Fabius

Alistair Burnett | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

French may no longer be the language of international diplomacy, but French diplomats have not lost their touch.

Human Rights Day: The Antidote to Trump-Mania

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

So, on this Human Rights Day, embrace your fundamental human right to freedom of expression to tell The Donald that you don't think the world is quite as scary as he makes out. The good news is, if we all take the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to heart, it won't be.

UN Human Rights Day: Why Human Rights Matter

Nick Cartwright | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Cartwright

If you see what I see, but you don't feel what I feel, and you're happy to shrug your shoulders and unquestioningly enjoy your comfortable and privileged existence - because if you're able to sit in the warm and read this on a computer you're one of a very, very lucky few - then I'm sorry but I don't have the words to explain to you why human rights matter.

I Got Some Flack After My BBC Debate For Backing Airstrikes, Here's Why I Stand By My Decision

Sami Quadri | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sami Quadri

The notion that we will indiscriminately bomb innocent civilians is ridiculous. We will be using Brimstone missiles - these are very precise, concentrated strikes that minimize the risk of collateral damage. Even the US does not have military capabilities as precise as ours. So, at the margin, our decision to join in with the coalition-led airstrikes campaign in Syria will not only weaken ISIS, but will help spare civilian lives while doing so.

Climate Change: Fairness and Justice Must Guide our Actions

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

As a species we have tremendous talents. Our scientific achievements are incredible; our advances in medicine and technology are stunning. So let us give our ingenuity and imagination a free reign to think beyond our borders. Let us work together to face climate change in a spirit of fairness and justice, guided by our shared humanity regardless of where we happen to live.

Climate Change Will Create More Refugees Than Any of the Conflicts in the Past Half Century - The Paris Talks Cannot Fail

Seb Dance | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Seb Dance

We need to lay the foundations for a legally binding agreement that will limit global warming below 2°C - beyond which the more extreme and uncontrollable effects of global warming will occur. The plans submitted by 180 countries put us at about 2.7°C. This is a good start, but there is a way to go.

Eating Less Meat Will Save the Planet... So Why Won't People Do It?

Maria Chiorando | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

Going vegan is the single most effective way to reduce your footprint. We would save on this ruinous cycle, as well as feed billions more people, rather than feeding the grain to livestock.

About Irregular Migration, Refugees, Terrorism and Sustainable Development

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 30.11.2015 | 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...