Skip to content Matt Field
British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Part of UK in Bosnia and Herzegovina
21st August 2020 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
PRIDE (In the Name of Love) Last September, I counted myself lucky to join hundreds of others in the first ever PRIDE march in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Despite security concerns beforehand, it was a happy and joyful event, a celebration showing that this country is a home and open to all.
This year there will be no physical event – a responsible decision given the COVID19 situation. But we will be with the same communities in spirit, through online events. Please follow @bh.povorkaponosa Facebook page for more details.
The theme of this year’s PRIDE in BiH is ‘Nije život četiri zida’ – ‘No life within four walls’. It captures the experience of many LGBTI people that they cannot be themselves out in the world, that they are trapped. It is perhaps an experience that is easier to understand and empathise with after the last six mont..
Skip to content Ming Liu
Head of Science and Innovation, BCG Guangzhou
Part of Global Science and Innovation Network
31st August 2020 Guangzhou, China
‘He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need.’In March, a large shipment of thousands of masks, gloves, overalls and goggles arrived in Birmingham. Stapled to the side of each of the crates was a quote, in both Chinese and English, attributed to William Shakespeare: ‘He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need.’ (“岁寒知松柏，患难见真情.”) This consignment was one of many from Chinese universities to their partner institutions in the UK. In this case, the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University sent this shipment to their long standing partner, the University of Birmingham.
Minister Sharma spoke at the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University in 2017
The importance of partnerships comes the fore in times of crisis. As the scale of the COVID-19 crisis in the UK became apparent in March, we start..
Joseph Varghese, gulf-times.com
*The organisation’s 5th General Assembly gathers its members at Katara to discuss various topics and future projectsMembers of the Global Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Network (GPDNet) have unanimously elected Qatar as the next president of the organisation during the start of its fifth General Assembly at Katara – the Cultural Village on Sunday (November 18), it was announced.GPDNet, which was founded in 2014 in Seoul, South Korea, serves as a platform that contributes to international community through cultural and civil society initiatives by sharing knowledge and encouraging co-operation. It is comprised of non-profit national level institutions promoting cultural and public diplomacy.The Network’s current president, Turkey, will hand-over the leadership to Qatar in June next year for a three-year term.“The election was held after high level discussions, both on the cultural and diplomatic level. This time it was held in a new format to cover everyo..
#NoKosovoUnesco Four pearls of world heritage: the Monastery of Decani, Patriarchate of Peć, Gracanica and Bogorodica Ljeviska Church are still inscribed on the UNESCO List of the world heritage in danger. The ones requesting UNESCO membership today are the ones who exposed it to danger. Not even today can we hear the words of condemnation
In implementing this bill, Federal departments, agencies, commissions, and other entities are directed to comply with the directives, reporting requirements, and instructions contained in H. Rept. 115-829 (House report) accompanying H.R. 6385 (House bill) and S. Rept. 115-282 (Senate report) accompanying S. 3108 (Senate bill) as though stated in this explanatory statement, unless specifically directed to the contrary. …
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