Month: March 2018

Spotlight on World Food Programme

Assisting 80 million people in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organisation fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Every day, WFP and its partners work to bring us closer to a zero hunger world. With […]

North Korean Denuclearisation, and Donald Trump

Last Thursday, the surprise announcement was made that Kim Jong-un is committed to denuclearising his country, and would like to meet with US President Donald Trump. President Trump has since agreed to the meeting, which is expected to take place within the next two months in a neutral location. However, Mr. Trump’s Press Secretary, Sarah […]

Freedom of speech necessary for long-lasting peace in South Sudan

A new human rights report details the restriction of free expression of opinion in South, and how this has manifested in self-censorship, and more frequent acts of violence and hate speech. This report, co-authored by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), and the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), […]

#TimeIsNow to speak up for women’s rights. Use #IWD2018 as a platform to raise your voice.

On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres The theme for International Women’s Day on 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. This year, […]