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  • 24 May 2016

    The United Nations Children's Fund has announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

  • 24 May 2016

    The number of employees who say they usually work from home has increased by a fifth  over the past decade according to new analysis published by the TUC on 20 May 2016 to mark National Work From Home Day.

  • 23 May 2016

    Up to half of all children in custody have been in care at some point. This is a tragic waste of young lives which must be addressed if all children in care are to get the best start in life, an independent review chaired by the crossbench peer Lord Laming has said.

  • 23 May 2016

    An illegal logging camp has been dismantled and fifteen loggers removed from an uncontacted Indian reserve in Peru.

  • 23 May 2016

    Supporters of action against climate change are invited to gather in front of Hammersmith Magistrates Court at 9am on Tuesday 31 May 2016 for prayer and vigil as five Christian climate activists go on trial for whitewashing the walls of the Department for Energy and Climate Change

  • 23 May 2016

    The city regions at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse – Greater Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds – have enjoyed rising prosperity over the last few years, according to new research published on 19 May 2016.

  • 21 May 2016

    The British Government is leaving the country’s so-called ‘forgotten refugees’ hungry and homeless, shocking new research from the Refugee Council  has revealed.

  • 21 May 2016

    Two Armenian Christian leaders from Syria have been in the UK this month (May 2016) to remind people of the often stark realities facing a country where half the population are either refugees or h

  • 20 May 2016

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led an inaugural ceremony yesterday (19 May 2016)  to award the 'Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage' as New York Headquarters observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

  • 20 May 2016

    Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to say 'no' to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial 'mega' trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

  • 19 May 2016

    More than three quarters of the British public would accept refugees in their neighbourhood or home, according to a new Amnesty International survey published yesterday (18 May 2016), showing that anti-refugee political rhetoric is “out of step” with public opinion

  • 19 May 2016

    Watching the Queen’s Speech was like observing the behaviour of an absentee landlord

  • 19 May 2016

    A retired NATO commander has accused David Cameron of making the UK 'semi-pacifist', sparking derision from pacifist groups. 

  • 19 May 2016

    The UK will only successfully tackle corruption when its tax havens apply UK levels of transparency, Christian Aid said yesterday after the Queen’s Speech highlighted plans for action against money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.

  • 19 May 2016

    Following yesterday's Queen’s Speech, the families of Private Cheryl James, Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and Alice Gross have condemned the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in favour of a weakened 'British Bill of Rights'.