The second event I mentioned in my previous post was at the London School of Economics (LSE) on the 1st December, and nods to International Human Rights Day on December 10th. Fresh from a flight, Professor Philip Alston delivered his lecture on populism to a packed theatre of listeners. Right-wing populism was the focus, notContinue reading “Turning right on human rights – the new world order? Philip Alston at the LSE”
Back in 2010 when I was working there as a communications specialist for UNICEF, Niger was facing a humanitarian crisis – a severe food crisis bordering on famine. Drought and high food prices had hugely distressed Nigeriens, especially outside the capital, Niamey: villagers such as the pastoralist pictured below (name withheld) and the two Tuareg menContinue reading “Niger, Communications and UNICEF”
A change of scene and an opportunity to gain a broader perspective of the United Nations (including of its volunteers): I served as a UN Volunteer first with the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia, then with UNDP in Khartoum, Sudan.