Tag Archives: United Nations

Unleashing the power of women

For the past three days I have been at a global summit of World Merit, a charity which I chair, which encourages young people from all over the world to get involved in positive actions within their own community. They … Continue reading

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World Merit Rallies the Young People of the World

Some of our Change Makers attempting a traditional Moroccan Dance last week. I cut quite a dashing figure doing the waltz!! Last week an incredible event took place in Morocco. It was the first ever meeting of Presidents and officers … Continue reading

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World Merit had a Great time in Liverpool

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, and the Lady Mayoress welcomed us to the Town Hall and waved the flag for World Merit 10 days ago, I wrote a blog telling you a bit about World Merit and … Continue reading

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World Merit Comes to Chester

Last Year World Merit took young people to the USA and the UN to discuss global issues. This year they will be in Chester and Westminster taking the ‘truth to power’ Sometimes good things come out of tragedies. One of … Continue reading

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Massacre Survivor visits Liverpool to launch World Merit New Office

Ziauddin Yousafzi offically cuts the ribbon at the new World Merit offices accompanied by Marlou Hermsen its General Manager and Chris Arnold its Chief Executive Yesterday I was privileged to attend the opening of the new World Merit organisation in … Continue reading

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If you are wondering why you get e-mails from me at funny times?!

I’m visiting Bogota but I doubt that I will see  much of it! Often I get told by my constituents that I e-mail them at funny times. Whilst I do keep funny hours the most usual reason for this is … Continue reading

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Last thoughts from the United Nations

I am currently sitting in the back of the Habitat 3 Committee listening to colleagues from local government and national government making speeches about the new UN programme which will kick in during 2016. As I have remarked before it … Continue reading

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New York Report – Part One

At 7.30 in the morning UK time I woke up as usual to start work. Unfortunately here in New York it was 2.30. I eventually gave up trying to sleep at 4 a.m. and started to read some documents I … Continue reading

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Local Government and the United Nations

At 5 a.m. on Sunday I will be up and off to New York to take part in 3 days of talks at the United Nations. There I will be joining more than 40 representatives of local government throughout the … Continue reading

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Setting New Goals for Local Government

Over the past few days I have received a number of requests to table a motion to the next meeting of the City Council about how money would be available to councils if we clamped down on tax dodging by … Continue reading

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