Author Archives: dxw

Author Archives: dxw

Irving Pulp and Paper Mill with smoke coming from the chimneys

World leaders reach historic deal to tackle climate change

Diplomatic efforts and international willingness to compromise brought a historic climate agreement in Paris this weekend as 196 countries agreed a landmark deal to tackle…

Painting of Palestinian children wounded by an Israeli rocket strike

Protecting our human rights

Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of two international human rights treaties: the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the…

Selection of currency notes

Breaking the corruption chain

International Anti-Corruption Day It is the opponent of the 2013 Lough Erne legacy, the buzzword of international footballing scandals, and a plague to…

From MDGs to SDGs – seeing the transition through the eyes of a child in rural Uganda

Blog by Robin Hart, Director of Programmes Geoffrey was born in central Uganda in 2000, the year the MDGs were agreed. I have sponsored…

Container port with sea on either side

Africa Industrialisation Day

Today the world recognises Africa Industrialisation Day celebrating the increasing economic development and industrial growth across the African continent. The day also marks a point…

World Philosophy Day

The third Thursday of November marks World Philosophy Day. A day that was first introduced by UNESCO in 2002 with the aim of honouring…

School girls stand outside a newly built block of girls toilets in Togo

World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day which aims to draw the world’s attention to the crucial nature of adequate sanitation which affects health, education, gender equality,…

Iraqi refugee children at Newroz camp

Protecting the rights of ethnic and religious minorities

Today marks the International Day for Tolerance, recognising the need for all countries to tolerate minority groups regardless of nationality, religion, language, race, sexuality…

UN meeting in 1946

‘We the People……’

On the 24th October 1945, the United Nations (UN) officially came into being after the ratification of its founding document, the UN Charter, by the…

NATO and Russia: managing the relationship

In light of the sustained damage that has been done to NATO-Russia relations by Russian military aggression, discussion is sorely needed on the way forward…