United Nations.

It's Time For Labour To Take Rights Seriously

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

The UK must make many changes to effectively respect all our human rights - including significant constitutional changes. But the Labour Party could begin by starting to consistently use the language of rights. If they did they would certainly connect to the deepest desires and the moral convictions of ordinary people.

Donald Trump Makes Most Awkward Speech Yet And Offends Entire African Continent

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday made headlines for being bombastic, contradictory and “warmongering” so it appears h...

Awkward For Theresa May As PM Delivers Big United Nations Speech To A Pretty Empty Room

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK

It was Theresa May’s big moment at the United Nations, and she used her keynote speech in New York to have a dig at Donald Trump and warn the multi-...

Donald Trump Threatens To 'Totally Destroy North Korea' During Speech To UN Leaders

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has said if North Korea does not abandon it’s nuclear weapons program he will have “no option but to totally destroy” the country. ...

Climate Change Is The Struggle Of Our Times

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK
Joseph Musgrave

With the uncertainty caused by Trump, Brexit, a bratty North Korea and a host of other important political issues, it is easy to lose sight of the existential threat to our way of life climate change represents. The more we remind ourselves that climate change is the generational issue of our time, the better.

The Tories Are Trying To Ensure There Is No Such Thing As Society

Chris Elmore MP | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Elmore MP

Britain can only be at its greatest when it ensures the most vulnerable members of the country can lead happy and healthy lives. If we fail these people - the homeless, the disabled, the often voiceless - we are defining our nation as one which is committed to leaving people behind.

UN Condemns North Korea, As Kim Jong Un 'Speaks Out'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK

North Korea said on Wednesday it launched a ballistic missile over Japan to counter US and South Korean military drills and as a first step in militar...

UN Urges Britain To Take More Refugees

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK

Britain should double the amount of refugees it takes in under resettlement programmes, the United Nations has urged. A senior official at the UN’s ...

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...