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The Obligation to End Preventable Deaths and a Stunted Childhood Is a Responsibility We All Bear

(3) Comments | Posted 17 June 2014 | (00:00)

Today I will be addressing a number of Member States at the UN in New York and presenting a cross-party global petition calling on the UN to enshrine investment in early childhood in the new Millennium Development Goals which are to be finalised at the General Assembly in 2015. There...

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Small Business Saturday Celebrates All That Is Best About Our Local Communities

(1) Comments | Posted 6 December 2013 | (16:40)

Everyone knows a small business that they love. Whether it is their local florist, corner pub, or seven-eleven, small businesses help to shape our local areas, bravely battling the uniformity of our high streets. Online shopping, out of town centres and retail giants have all had an impact on making...

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Why Early Childhood Matters - Particularly for the Poorest Countries in the World

(16) Comments | Posted 3 August 2013 | (00:00)

Three-year old Siphol runs the risk of being blinded for life. He has glaucoma, and has already lost the sight in one eye. There is surgery available which could save the sight in his other eye and prevent him becoming completely blind, but his mother refuses to take...

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Reflections on Lady Thatcher - Leadership, Feminism and Legacy

(37) Comments | Posted 12 April 2013 | (00:00)

Lady Thatcher's death has become its own rolling news event, with wall-to-wall coverage in the days leading up to her funeral revealing the sometimes still bitter division in opinions about her premiership. Looking to the future however, one may also ask whether her indomitable style of leadership would get any...

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A Huge Talent, Great Loss but Magnificent New Opportunity for David Miliband

(187) Comments | Posted 27 March 2013 | (12:07)

David Miliband's appointment as head of the International Rescue Committee is a huge tribute to him, his talent and the regard with which he is held worldwide. It's also the fulfilment of a personal debt.

The IRC works with people in some of the most desperate circumstances in the...

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Olympic Legacy: There is Now Little Chance of Fulfilling Our Promise

(2) Comments | Posted 22 November 2011 | (14:53)

As we get closer to the Olympics in 2012, the promised legacy will come under increasing scrutiny.

Yesterday, BOA Chairman Colin Moynihan raised worries that many others involved in school sport are telling me; that the promise we made in Singapore to inspire a new generation of...

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Rebuilding the Community After the Riots

(18) Comments | Posted 3 September 2011 | (00:00)

The most compelling description of the emotional deficit that too many young people experience in Britain today was provided by two gang members I met just after the riots. Their first feelings of love, value and identity, they told me, came when they felt part of their gang. It gave...

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