There are no borders in knowledge, those are just contours of new horizons and possibilities
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by UK in North Macedonia
5d ago
Being part of the educational process in each country requires a person to have a set of different skills among which being a leader and influencing community changes through policy-making and future generations. Working as a professor means being a researcher at the same time, and those two areas are the ones that complement one […] The post There are no borders in knowledge, those are just contours of new horizons and possibilities first appeared on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Blogs ..read more
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Remembrance of WW1 Veterans in Skopje: Lessons for a United NATO Alliance
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by UK in North Macedonia
3M ago
World War I was a defining moment in history, a global conflict that changed the course of nations and lives forever. It touched every corner of the world, including this very country where I have the privilege to serve as His Majesty’s Ambassador. Here, under the Macedonian sky, lies a significant site that has a […] The post Remembrance of WW1 Veterans in Skopje: Lessons for a United NATO Alliance first appeared on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Blogs ..read more
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Why we need partnership with civil society to tackle corruption  
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by Corinne Kitsell
4M ago
Over the 20 years since the UNCAC was adopted we have learned a lot about what enables the Convention to drive change - for the UK it comes down to two key principles: transparency and inclusion of civil society. The post Why we need partnership with civil society to tackle corruption   first appeared on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Blogs ..read more
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Exhausted Nations
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by Bob Last
4M ago
If anyone sensible was trying to design a system to get countries from across the world to reach agreement on tricky, highly sensitive issues, then they wouldn’t do it like this. First, call a very long meeting. Let’s say five weeks long. But make sure it comes hot on the heels of two other very […] The post Exhausted Nations first appeared on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Blogs ..read more
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UK in Australia launch Science and Technology Season
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by UK in Australia
4M ago
Innovation and invention will help us to overcome some of the most important challenges facing the world today. That’s why I’m so excited that the team here in Australia is launching its Science and Technology Season. Over the next ten weeks we will run trade missions, attend trade shows, host visits and events all focused […] The post UK in Australia launch Science and Technology Season first appeared on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Blogs ..read more
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Atomic Diplomacy: What I Learnt Interning at the UK Mission
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by Corinne Kitsell
4M ago
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is one of the most significant organisations in the UN system. When I started my internship, I found both the IAEA and the UK Mission in a flurry of activity. Preparations were underway for the IAEA’s General Conference, a central event in the Agency’s calendar... The post Atomic Diplomacy: What I Learnt Interning at the UK Mission first appeared on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Blogs ..read more
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Being the Head of Girls’ Education Department for a day
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by FCDO Editorial
4M ago
Hi, I’m Layla and I’ve taken over Judith Herbertson’s role as Head of Girls’ Education Department for the day. I’m 16 years old, currently studying my A levels in geography, history and politics. I’m interested in a career in international development because I want to make a difference by helping others.  I’ve taken over Judith’s […] The post Being the Head of Girls’ Education Department for a day first appeared on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Blogs ..read more
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Lift off from Vienna: working with the UN to protect outer space
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by Corinne Kitsell
6M ago
Alien invasions, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek versus Star Wars. Or the Space Race, rocket launches and astronauts exploring the moon. These might be the things that come to mind when you think of outer space. How about the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)?  You might wonder why a UN organisation […] The post Lift off from Vienna: working with the UN to protect outer space first appeared on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Blogs ..read more
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Light Bulbs, Defrosted Freezers and Heat Pumps: how to support energy-saving behaviours in the home
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by Kate Robinson
7M ago
Lessons from a Science-Policy Roundtable The messages in the latest IPCC report on climate change are sobering, to say the least: human activities have caused the planet to warm by 1.1°C, causing widespread damage to both people and nature. We are all familiar with the narrative by now: there are low-cost options for mitigating and […] The post Light Bulbs, Defrosted Freezers and Heat Pumps: how to support energy-saving behaviours in the home first appeared on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Blogs ..read more
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A Little Bit Broken
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by Bob Last
7M ago
One thing I’d somehow managed for the first 52 Council sessions, was to avoid serious injury. The odd week of Covid, a minor bout of pneumonia, and some less-than-pleasant food poisoning misadventures aside, I’ve kept myself in functional working shape these last 20-plus years. I’d like to say good shape, but let’s not get carried away. […] The post A Little Bit Broken first appeared on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Blogs ..read more
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