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I’d like to build the world a home… Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

After seven chequered decades, we still need the United Nations

‎‎The United Nations was born 70 years ago, emerging from the horrors of World War II. After the failure of its predecessor, the League of Nations, the UN heralded the dawn of a new era, with the promise…
All smiles. Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

Britain sells out on human rights for Chinese investment

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has arrived in the UK on an official state visit and it seems that he will largely be welcomed in most quarters. Indeed, the British Conservative government’s approach to…
The silence is deafening. Luke Redmond/Flickr

The UN’s 15-year goals ignore LGBT rights yet again

Negotiations on the UN’s 15-year development strategy, which involve all 193 member states, have at last produced a set of ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. These focus on social justice, poverty…