United Nations.

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.

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.