UK and the UN
- In the lead up to the UK’s December General Election, UK-UNA has published 5 things to ask your local candidates and canvassers here.
- New research has stated that the UK should contribute £20bn to UN climate fund by 2030. The Guardian has more. Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has refused to take part in climate debate, despite UN environmental warnings and the European Parliament declaring a “climate and environment emergency” ahead of the UN summit in Spain next week.
- Children across the UK have gone on strike to demand action on climate.
- UK Ambassador, Julian Braithwaite, has acknowledged the IOM Director General´s strong leadership and reiterates the UK’s support for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in its national statement for the IOM Council.
- The UK has urged China to give United Nations observers “immediate and unfettered access” to detention camps in Xinjiang, where more than a million people from the Uighur community and other muslim minorities are being held without trial.
The UK’s Post- Brexit Relationship with the EU
- Jeremy Corbyn has stated that he will remain neutral in any second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. Meanwhile, the Labour party have launched a new strategy to focus on Brexit-backing voters in the final fortnight before the December General Election.
- This week, Boris Johnson unveiled the Tory manifesto with pledge not to raise taxes and ‘to get Brexit done’ before Christmas.
- It is not clear how the proposed customs border in the Irish sea will work after Brexit, an influential think-tank have warned. The Times has more.
- The Northern Irish DUP is set to make changes to Brexit deal, if Boris Johnson remains prime minister after the general election.
- Michel Barnier has pledged to prioritise UK trade deal post- Brexit and has warned of a short timeframe to secure future relationship. Meanwhile, Charles Michel, who replaces Donald Tusk says the EU has to work hard to keep unity.
HRDD Forum: The interaction between investment disputes and human rights due diligence
Date: 4th December 2019
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, LONDON, WC1B 5JP
International Commercial Arbitration – The View from the Commonwealth Ecosystem
Date: 4 December 2019
Time: 17:30 – 19:30 (registration from 17:00)
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
The United Nations Convention against Corruption and International Investment Law
Date: 17th December 2019
Time: Not specified
Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre