UK and the UN
UNA-UK’s “Mission Justice” campaign is evolving
Mission Justice was started in late 2016 with the objective of establishing the idea that sexual violence by UN peacekeepers is a crime that requires a criminal justice based response, and pushing to make sure that states who are unable to prosecute perpetrators cannot contribute troops. The campaign is now expanding its approach, acknowledging that prosecution alone will not provide a resolution to the problem of sexual abuse (SEA) perpetrated by UN peacekeepers – it will not necessarily restore trust between host population and peacekeepers, or indeed between the global public and peacekeeping, nor will it remedy the harm done to victims and survivors.
The UK has received international backing to host the COP26 climate summit in 2020.
The event in Glasgow next year will be the UN’s 26th climate change conference, and bring together over 30,000 delegates from around the world, including climate experts, business leaders and citizens to agree ambitious action to tackle climate change.
UK aid has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 16 million tonnes, new figures show
SDG progress ‘in danger’ of going backwards without change in direction, new UN report reveals
The current worldwide sustainable development model is threatening to reverse years of progress, if strategies don’t drastically change, an independent group of scientists has concluded in a major new report launched on Wednesday.
New workshop report: The Human Right to Access and Enjoy Cultural Heritage in the United Kingdom
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU
The Lib Dems will go into that election pledging to cancel Brexit entirely and revoke Article 50.
There has been talk in recent days that Boris Johnson might opt for a Northern Ireland only backstop, in other words placing a regulatory border down the Irish Sea rather than across the island of Ireland. The scope to do this has grown because the DUP are no longer decisive players at Westminster, given that the government has no majority.
Johnson softens his Brexit stance on Irish border. PM says Northern Ireland could follow EU rules on agriculture and food after Brexit Johnson clashes with Varadkar on direct rule in N Ireland.