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Brits Back Bombs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

The British public has had a change of heart - now the majority of Brits would back UK airstrikes against Islamic State targets in both Iraq and in Sy...

Feminism Proudly Presents: Emma Watson Vs Internet Trolls

Sophie Bauer | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sophie Bauer

By now everyone will have heard, or at least heard of, Emma Watson's speech launching the UN Women's HeForShe campaign. Gender equality and sexual and...

Campaign Has Pushed Education to the Top of the World Agenda

Dr Patrick Roach | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Dr Patrick Roach

Today is the culmination of a year-long campaign which has brought the messages of millions of teachers from across the world all the way to the UN General Assembly.

Britain Must Not To Be 'Frozen With Fear' In Confronting ISIS

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

British warplanes are poised to join international air strikes on the Islamic State terror group in Iraq after David Cameron told the United Nations t...

I Am Not an Inadvertent Feminist

Mike Niles | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Niles

It is unfair to blame any stigma around the feminist movement solely on the media representation of an archetypal feminist. I don't believe a true feminist hates men - they simply aspire to live life on a level playing field. Women should have equal pay. Men should have their parental value equally compensated. Equality gaps exist for both sexes ergo both sexes have a motivation to achieve parity.

Obama Promises To Dismantle Islamic State 'Network Of Death'

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the UN on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Isl...

The F Word: Emma Watson and the Aftermath

Rae Mullins | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

Emma's set out the direction we need to head in, but in order to genuinely permeate our society's consciousness on the gender issue for good, we need to re-tune our media's frame of reference. Just think how many girls came to know of Emma's addressing the UN via an article dominated by images of her outfit...

Ukip Are Really Angry That Islamic State Are Distracting From Their Conference

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip politicians have reacted with fury to the hint of a potential recall of parliament on Friday, with several even suggesting that David Cameron wil...

It's Make or Break on Climate Change for Ban Ki-moon, "Secretary-General of the People"

Paul Cohen | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Cohen

Sunday saw the largest mobilisation of climate activists and the general public calling for urgent action on climate change in history. The numbers were truly astounding, with over 2,000 events across the globe. More than 40,000 people took part in London and 100,000 in New York, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The Last Time A British PM Did This David Cameron Was 12

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

David Cameron and Iran's president will meet for the fist time in decades in New York later, as Britain bids to gain support from the hostile nation t...

Reclaiming the F Word: In Defence of Feminism

Rachel Thompson | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

Feminism is getting a rebrand, and we are all brand consultants. By reclaiming the F word, we are active participants in the future of gender equality. By changing perceptions of the word, we encourage more people to become feminists and we move further towards achieving true equality.

How Can We Make Women Count When the Numbers Don't Add Up?

Simon Cooke | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Cooke

By investing to make contraception available to every woman who wants it, improving access to safe abortion where it's legal and making sure that medical care is readily available when things go wrong we can make a real difference. It's not rocket science - even for someone still relatively new to the development sector like me.

The UN Must Radically Alter Strategy in Fight Against Ebola

Sophia Salenius | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK
Sophia Salenius

The UN Security Council meets today in New York, where national governments hope to formulate a coordinated response to the unfolding crisis in West Africa. The United Nations will only be able to contain Ebola by adopting a hi-tech disease management system.

Troubled Waters in Kashmir

Rita Pal | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

In 2010, a little known report predicted the catastrophic 2014 Kashmir floods. Greater Kashmir wrote wrote "Highly placed sources in the state gover...

The Results Of This Poll Are A 'Huge Embarrassment' For The PM

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK

In a "huge embarrassment" for the Prime Minister, the vast majority of Tory MPs don't think manmade climate change is a real issue, a shocking new pol...

The United Nations Reject Mental Health as a Priority?

Danny Bowman | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

Mental health the big talking point in the world from the United States to us back at home in the UK. We seem to be united on thinking it should be a priority, so why have the United Nations cut it off their radar?

Every Friday, ISIS Carry Out 'Executions, Amputations And Mock Crucifixions'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in parts of Syria are carrying out regular amputations, lashings, public executions and mock crucifixions, according to...

Confronting Collusion

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

Our involvement in war and arms must be confronted; we cannot continue to collude with criminals and must own up to the roles that we play. Too many have suffered and too many are suffering.

US Journalist Held Captive In Syria Is Released

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has been released after two years in captivity in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed. Curt...

Gaza Children Are Meant To Go Back To School Tomorrow (But They Won't)

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK

Before the current onslaught of Israeli airstrikes, the UN had estimated that Gaza needed an additional 250 schools to meet demand. Now, more than 200...

UN Workers on the Frontline Against Extremism in Iraq

Ian Richards | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK
Ian Richards

"Father, how far are they from Baghdad?" asks Husam's 14 year-old son as he sees the military helicopters fly overhead, bringing the injured back from battle. It's a question that makes him very uncomfortable. The "they" is the ISIS, otherwise known as Daash or Islamic State, and reputed to have already infiltrated the Iraqi capital with sleeper cells. Husam could leave. Like other UN staff he's been offered evacuation. And having seen fellow workers lose members of their families and having had to three times repair his house for explosion damage, you wouldn't blame him.

Humanitarian Heroes: Important to Us All

Michael Møller | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Michael Møller

Across the world, there are 108 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, with more people displaced by violence than ever before. These people have had their lives torn apart by war and natural disaster, and many are starving and in dire need of shelters and medical assistance. Most of them are women and children.

Pope Francis Says Intervention In Iraq 'Legitimate'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has endorsed international action against Isis jihadists in Iraq, saying it is "legitimate to stop the unjust aggressor." The leader o...

Open Letter to America: 10 Things I've Learned as an Ex-Pat

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

On a recent trip across America, I naturally felt like a stranger in a strange land. Things have moved on and changed a lot during the years of my travels. But some things never change, and I found myself in hundreds of casual conversations across the continent, engaging in the same sort of message repeatedly, a message about things I never knew when I grew up there...

George Clooney's Fiancée Turns Down Chance To Serve On UN Council Inquiry Into Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

The dramatic alignment of Hollywood, politics and the Middle East is not to be. George Clooney's fiancée Amal Alamuddin has turned down an offer to s...