United Nations Influx Hackathon

20 Jan

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UN Influx works to help the UN and the public engage better with one another. For the inhabitants of an increasingly connected and complex world, the UN provides the opportunity of a better global referee as the world develops. For the UN, the rallying of political will can help it achieve its aims sooner. The […]

Beyond 2015: Invitation

15 Jan

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In keeping with our focus on the Post-15 Development Agenda this week, it is worth noting that the Stakeholder Forum, together with WWF and Beyond 2015, are hosting an event to help prepare UK stakeholders (both international and domestic) for the new global goals (the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)),  which will succeed the MDGS. The […]

Notes from Singapore 1: Public Service Excellence Post-2015

13 Jan

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    Reflections on the UNDP Public Service Excellence and the Post-2015 Development Agenda workshop in Singapore, 17-19 November 2014.   I’m keen to share some insights from an event I recently attended. I was invited to the UNDP Global Centre’s three day ‘Public Service Excellence and the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ workshop in Singapore to facilitate […]

Seeking ASAP Volunteer for UK Poverty Audit for the Elections – Apply Now!

19 Dec

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Inspired by ASAP Oceania’s successful Political Party Manifesto poverty audit of the Australian election in August 2013, ASAP UK is conducting a similar process for the UK General election in May 2015. We are looking for a Master’s or Ph.D. student to volunteer as Research and Coordination Assistant for the project, to begin work in […]

Reflections on the WHS Roundtable

22 Nov

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On November 12-13 Cat participated in a round-table discussion in the lead up for the World Humanitarian Summit of 2016 in Geneva. The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) is an initiative by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to improve humanitarian action. Through the two-year consultation process, the aim is to build a more inclusive and diverse humanitarian […]

British & European Democratic Unity – Politics & National Identity

22 Nov

A yes campaigner and no campaigner during the Scottish independence referendum, at Cromarty Firth in the Scottish Highlands, with a drilling platform towering over them. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian Politics Blog
A yes campaigner and no campaigner during the Scottish independence referendum, at Cromarty Firth in the Scottish Highlands, with a drilling platform towering over them. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian Politics Blog

Before the Scottish referendum on independence I wrote on ‘Fromoverhere’ a short piece entitled ‘TRIDENT & SCOTLAND NOT JUST A QUESTION OF ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’ TO THE UNION’. What concerned me then, a concern that has been reinforced since, is that the political climate in Scotland is driving the ‘no nukes’ in Scotland agenda not […]

StabilCon Launch

22 Nov

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StabilCon

The study of international security has typically been approached almost exclusively in an anthropological manner, placing humans at the heart of the phenomenon as both drivers and victims of global affairs. However, there is much to be gleaned by looking at the oft-overlooked interlink between security and the non-human sphere. RUSI is pioneering an event […]

Job Opportunity with the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development

12 Nov

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The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development are currently re-designing their website, which will be launched in early December, and are seeking to recruit a contractor who will further populate it with current and relevant content, compile a quarterly newsletter and circulation list in order to alert related organizations and stakeholders to FDSD activities and […]