SRBIJA POVLAČI 27 AMBASADORA DO NOVE GODINE Velike promene u diplomatiji, “Blic” saznaje NEKA OD NOVIH IMENA Do Nove godine će biti povučeni svi ambasadori Srbije kojima je istekao četvorogodišnji mandat. Nova imenovanja, kako “Blic” saznaje, uslediće nakon martovskih izbora. – Svi ambasadori u svetu kojima je istekao mandat biće vraćeni sa službe u Srbiju,READ MORE
23 Dec 2019 — DFAT
Addressing corruption can even the playing field in an era of widening inequalities
By Valerie Cliff, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Director of the Bangkok Regional Hub, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Asia’s economic ascent over the past two decades has contributed to a dramatic transformation: steep decreases in poverty rates, soaring domestic consumption and better living standards for people at all levels of income. The Asia-Pacific region is slated to account for half of global output and 40 per cent of global consumption by 2040.
This prosperity has coincided with ever-increasing concentrations of wealth and rising inequalities. How will the region lift the next 400 million people out of extreme poverty whilst dealing with the challenges posed by climate change, the impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, jobless growth and global economic volati..READ MORE
Skip to content Leigh Turner
Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna
Part of UK in Austria
19th December 2019 Vienna, Austria
A French pacifist, a British Embassy and a “British Schindler”It is the summer of 1914 and a political assassination has shocked Europe. Not the one you are thinking of – but one which will lead to a change of name for the street in Vienna on which the British Embassy sits – the Jaurèsgasse.
French politician Jean Jaurès, sometimes described as “one of the first social democrats”, was assassinated in Paris at the outbreak of World War I. He is perhaps best remembered for his anti-militarism and attempts to avert the outbreak of the First World War. The Wikipedia article at the link includes poignant details including the fact that Jaurès was shot in the back by a French nationalist as he ate his dinner in the Café du Croissant on 31 July 1914. Austria-Hungary had declared war on..
18 Dec 2019 — DFAT
Making the most out of migration
By Jane Duke, Australia’s Ambassador to ASEAN
18 December is International Migrants Day, marking the anniversary of the adoption of the UN convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families. It’s a good time to take stock of how much migrant workers in our region contribute to societies, including Australia, through their work, skills and determination. They also contribute to economic growth and a stable region for all of us by sending money home.
Every time I go to the airport in Jakarta, where I live, I see groups of Indonesian women and men preparing to leave abroad for work. They go to other ASEAN countries, especially Malaysia and Singapore, and further away to Hong Kong, Arab States and beyond. While their expectations, plans and backgrounds vary, one thing is common: they all hope to earn, save and send money home to build better futures for themselves and their families.
Stories of migration and..READ MORE
As we move into the third decade of ‘The Asian Century’, there is a dawning consciousness in Britain and across Europe of the complex challenges and opportunities compelled by the rise of China. While we are just beginning to understand the true nature of the consequences for our security and sovereignty, geographical realities and economic imperatives mean Australia is light years ahead on these issues.
China continues to expand its reach and influence in Britain, across spheres of academia, finance, technology, infrastructure, energy, defence and diplomacy – yet it is clear that the freedoms of the market have not encouraged its leaders to gift the freedoms of democracy to its people. Recognising that its interests differ tremendously from our own, we must consider how best to seize the opportunities..READ MORE
Skip to content Emilia Pecheva
SIN Officer for Bulgaria and Romania
Guest blogger for Rosie Duthie
17th December 2019
Cyber Security Challenge – SIN Bulgaria On 2-4 October 2019 I attended the 1st International scientific conference on Digital transformation, cyber security and resilience “DIGILIENCE” in Bulgaria. The event brought together international research and policy makers in cyber security to discuss the state of the art and future demands in the provision of security and resilience of processes, services and systems that are heavily reliant on information technologies.
Key cyber security policy makers, EU and NATO representatives, leading practitioners from Bulgarian government, universities and research institutes were present which was a fantastic demonstration of the growing recognition and importance of cyber security. Everyone should understand that the cyberspace is borderless and no country is able to cope with the challenges alone. We need international mitigations ..READ MORE