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20 years of Women, Peace and Security

Skip to content Joelle Jenny Director, Joint Funds Unit 30th October 2020 London 20 years of Women, Peace and Security Today marks 20 years since the UK led the first ever UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security. It’s an important moment to champion the crucial role women can play as actors and decision-makers at all levels in peace and political processes. Women’s participation in peace processes is essential. For reasons of equity and inclusivity of course, but also simply because peace agreements that were negotiated with the participation of women are more successful. They go deeper in addressing the wounds and trauma of war. They address the causes of the conflict, have transitional justice arrangements and consider the needs of the populations. They are more lasting, more enduring than the kinds of power arrangements that are negotiated when only the warring parties are at the table. In fact, when women meaningfully participate, the resulting agreement is 64%..

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Skip to content Sian MacLeod UK Ambassador to Serbia Part of UK in Serbia 30th October 2020 Belgrade, Serbia A House in Dedinje Diplomats move house more than most people. We move between countries every two, three or four years. We move backwards and forwards to and from our own countries. Even within our home countries jobs in our foreign ministries may be spread across more than one city. I have lived in six countries outside the UK. Some of my colleagues will have lived and worked in even more. Some countries expect their diplomats to take their own furniture with them as they move around the world. British diplomats don’t do this – and haven’t done so for very many years. That makes it easier when it comes to moving. But it also means you spend most of your working life living with furniture and furnishings, and in houses, that aren’t your own. (It also means that when you walk into a British diplomat’s house or flat anywhere in the world you are quite likely to recognise your ..

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Skip to content Sian MacLeod UK Ambassador to Serbia Part of UK in Serbia 9th October 2020 Belgrade, Serbia Faces of Diplomacy When I walk up the stairs to my office in the Embassy I pass a series of painted portraits and photographs of former heads of the UK’s diplomatic mission in Belgrade. Over the years our diplomatic mission has had different names and a different status. It has been a Legation, a Consulate General and, as now, a British Embassy. We are of now the UK Embassy to the Republic of Serbia. But my predecessors were accredited at different times to Serbia, the Kingdom of Serbia, the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia, and Serbia and Montenegro. The portraits start with George Hodges who arrived by boat across the Danube in 1837. They continue, with some gaps, up to my predecessor Denis Keefe who left Belgrade last year. There is one very obvious difference between me and all the diplomats in the portraits: they are all men. ..

Secrets of writing a good Chevening application

Skip to content Dominic Otway Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Skopje Guest blogger for UK in North Macedonia Part of UK in North Macedonia 8th October 2020 Skopje, North Macedonia Secrets of writing a good Chevening application We’re always excited when we launch the annual Chevening Scholarship fund. We’ll be spending the next few weeks hoping to encourage as many good quality applications as possible before the closing date on 3 November. Through a scholarship you can gain a world-class education, experience the UK’s diverse and welcoming culture, and become part of the lifelong Chevening community. A Chevening Scholarship offers full financial support by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations. And if you are passionate about creating positive change in the communities around you, you are the person we are looking for! I’ve spent the past two years here chairing the panel which shortlists and later interviews applicants. I’ve seen some ..

When things appear too good to be true, they usually are. Except for when they are not…

Skip to content Adnan Muminović Chevening Scholar Guest blogger for Matt Field 8th October 2020 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina When things appear too good to be true, they usually are. Except for when they are not… About a year ago, I decided to quit my job in Sarajevo and move to London in order to pursue my second master’s in something called Psychology of Economic Life. Inevitably, as part of that decision, several others had to be made as well. Those included, but were not limited to, the decision to trade a well-paying job for a life on a student budget; strong ties with people I love most in the world for what would, at least initially, be strangers; and my own comfortable place in Sarajevo for a flat share in London. In short, I had decided to trade the known for the unknown. Back in Sarajevo, reminiscing about the past twelve months and writing these lines, I ask myself whether it was worth it. Would I do it again? Oh, absolutely! And, honestly, so should you… For all those ..

Public Diplomacy and the New “Old” War: Countering State-Sponsored Disinformation (2020)

U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy The ACPD is a bipartisan panel created by Congress in 1948 to appraise all U.S. government efforts to understand,...

UN general assembly goes virtual: a former ambassador on what that means for diplomacy

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Instagram Basics for Politics and Government

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