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The Hard Fruits Of Labour

Sai Villafuerte | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Sai Villafuerte

As children, we are told to 'dream big'. We are told that hard work gets you to the top and that by doing so, you can lead a successful and happy life...

How Do You Change A Girl's Life?

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Stephen Carrick-Davies

The London Family Planning Summit held in London last week was heralded a major success. At least $2.5billion was committed for reproductive health s...

Britain Has A Chance To Lead The Way On Ridding The World Of Nuclear Weapons

Caroline Lucas | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Imagine what it would mean for Britain's standing in the world if we became the first nuclear weapons state to sign this treaty, and commit to ridding this country of these monstrous weapons of mass destruction. To stop Trident replacement and plough the resources elsewhere is an act of political bravery because it means breaking from this country's imperial past and our history of imposing ourselves on others using our weaponry as a bargaining chip. But Britain is a modern country, without the need to be bound by our history, and we have a real chance to be leading the world at this most pivotal moment.

'Taking Back Control' Is Doomed - How About Cooperating Instead?

Ben Donaldson | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Donaldson

Alongside policy makers, the media, educators and civil society all have a role to play. By highlighting how all UK citizens benefit from the international system, we can start to build a society that cares about global institutions (like the UN) in a similar vein to our concern for national institutions like the NHS. After all, both are fundamental to our country's well-being.

The NHS And The United Nations - The UK Should Invest In Both

Ben Donaldson | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Donaldson

Alongside policy makers, the media, educators and civil society all have a role to play. By highlighting how all UK citizens benefit from the international system, we can start to build a society that cares about global institutions (like the UN) in a similar vein to our concern for national institutions like the NHS. After all, both are fundamental to our country's well-being .

Wild Carpathia

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

The first-ever United Nations Summit on Oceans, which took place in New York on 5-9 June, has reached a global agreement to reverse the decline of the...

Taking Forward Control: Strengthening International Cooperation Is In UK National Interest

Ben Donaldson | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Donaldson

The global commitment to international cooperation has seldom been more in doubt. The feeling of being left behind by globalisation is not just a developing world phenomenon. In the West, people are dissatisfied and political parties are quick to capitalise. Not least, because embracing this trend has led to electoral advantage for some, at least in the short-term.

Being A Gay Visitor In India, And Therefore Illegal

Mike Buonaiuto | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
Mike Buonaiuto

Yesterday we landed in India for a human rights project Shape History that is tackling with the United Nations in China, India and then Brazil, and as...

It's Time To Talk About Min Aung Hlaing

Mark Farmaner | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Farmaner

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, head of the Burmese military, is the most powerful person in Burma. It is his soldiers and security forces who have be...

How Sport Can Tackle Disability Stigma

Anne Wafula-Strike | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Sport
Anne Wafula-Strike

And it is a sad fact that children with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be denied a school education. This has historically been an under prioritised area by the development sector, but with UK leadership this is starting to change. Sport can be a powerful tool to empower people with disabilities in developing countries; helping to tackle stigma and discrimination.

If America's First, Who Should Be Second?

Natalie Samarasinghe | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics
Natalie Samarasinghe

To put America first, Mr Trump must put the UN second. Channeling the far-sighted leadership of UN founding father Franklin D. Roosevelt is the best way to make America great again.

Why Parliament Must Acknowledge The UN International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

Dawn Butler | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

Today is the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and for the first time in history, Parliament will have the important opportunity to acknowledge this day. I am proud to be leading the debate. We have come a long way in the fight against racism and intolerance but we still have a long way to go.

Are You A Global Citizen?

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

British, European and American politicians will have to manage groups who see the world in very different ways, protect their jobs and enable them to live their lives in a rapidly changing, digital economy where success means less barriers to travel and trade. Trump and Brexit won their elections on the back of declarations to protect those who see their future within a less open state, that they can recreate the world before globalisation and that international free trade has damaged their lives. It's a gamble which is unlikely pay off.

Somalia Is On The Brink Of Another Catastrophic Famine, But Where Is The Urgent Response?

Awo Tarabi | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK
Awo Tarabi

Somalis all over are looking for ways to send aid back home, turning to traditional tribal networks to seek out those most in need. With images of starving children with sunken cheeks and hollow eyes circulating the Somali diaspora community, the pressure to act now is critical. We cannot stand by and wait for another 260,000 lives to be lost and only then realise, we could have done something. But by then, once again, it would be too little, too late. The time to act is now.

Is The West Failing To Uphold Their Response To Protect (R2P) Commitmnt

Lewis Barton | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

Western states have always prioritised domestic responsibilities over international ones, as all countries do. However, the gap between these responsibilities has never seemed so wide. Recent political events seem to suggest a possible cultural shift when it comes to Western states becoming embroiled with an international crisis.

Democracy And Protecting Our Inalienable Rights: Education Is Crucial

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

Dr Moshe Kantor, head of the European Jewish Congress , in his moving comments on Holocaust Day commemorations last month, said: "It's crucial that we...

Terrorism And Critical Infrastructure

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Protection of Critical Infrastructure has become a priority issue for states, in reaction to the growing risks posed by terrorism. All governments rec...

Actions, Not Words, Will Help North Korea's Refugees

James Burt | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK
James Burt

Displacement and suffering have shaped the human landscape of the Korean peninsula. Annexed in 1910 and occupied until 1945 by the Empire of Japan, be...

Why The UN's Global Goal On Gender Equality Matters In The UK

Katharine Sacks Jones | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK
Katharine Sacks Jones

If we get this right, it is women at the sharpest end who most stand to benefit. But of course gender inequality benefits us all. We are all stronger when we are more equal. And equality has to mean leaving no one behind.

7 Horrifying Details From Inside Syria's 'Human Slaughterhouse' Revealed

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

Horrifying details have been released from inside a Syrian “human slaughterhouse” where up to 13,000 prisoners have been tortured and executed in ...

Denial, And What It Tells Us About Today's Human Rights Battles

Benedict Rogers | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Denial was an inspiration and a challenge to me on many levels. It is a reminder that when we step up and fight injustice, instead of taking the more comfortable option of 'settling', then as long as we are willing to work hard, conduct painstaking research, develop careful strategy and build a strong team, we can indeed win.

Violent Extremism In Prisons: Behind Bars, But Not Locked Up

Yury Fedotov | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Yury Fedotov

No simple cure exists; but while the violent extremists seek to groom recruits, we also have time to promote dignity and humanity and to set prisoners on the path to their communities and to never looking back. This journey begins with the creation of fair and just prison systems.

Kashmir: The Unresolved Crisis

Julie Cooper | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

If the Prime Minister truly wants us to be a global outward looking country, she needs to look at the global impact the continued uncertainty over Kashmir's future is having and encourage all sides to resume talks. We cannot continue to champion our freedoms here at home whilst allowing them to be deprived to people abroad.

Ways To Make Your Holiday More Sustainable

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

2017 has been dubbed the year of sustainable tourism and development by the UN's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). No longer a quirky aside or limited to the odd off-grid eco-lodge, going green when going abroad is where it's at.

Theresa May Slaps Down US Over Israel, Gets Slapped Down Back

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK

Theresa May has been given short shrift from the US after distancing herself from outgoing president Barack Obama’s hardline stance on Israel. In c...