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By Gordon Brown - Jul 16,2019
EDINBURGH — Since the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID) was created 22 years ago, it has lifted millions out of poverty, sent millions of children to school and saved millions of lives through vaccination programmes and other innovative initiatives.
By Gordon Brown - Dec 27,2018
LONDON — Seven decades after its adoption, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) remains a beacon of hope for the world, sending out an unequivocal message that an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, and that no abuse of human rights can be allowed to
By Gordon Brown - Sep 15,2018
LONDON — The decision by US President Donald Trump’s administration to stop funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has politicised humanitarian aid, threatens to add yet more fuel to one of the world’s most combustible c
By Gordon Brown - May 15,2018
LONDON — On the surface, mass illiteracy seems like an evil that should be easy to eradicate. Achieving that goal requires neither a technological breakthrough nor a scientific discovery. With funding for good teachers and schools, we can provide an education for all children.
By Gordon Brown - Apr 09,2018
LONDON — The recent March for Our Lives in the United States inspired millions not just across America, but also around the world.
By Gordon Brown - Mar 10,2018
LONDON — No international institution has done as much for children’s schooling on the ground for as long as the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
By Gordon Brown - Mar 06,2018
LONDON — They lie about 241 kilometres apart in the vast brushlands of northern Nigeria, but the towns of Chibok and Dapchi have a tragic bond: both have been targets of large-scale kidnappings of schoolgirls by the extremist group Boko Haram.
By Gordon Brown - Sep 18,2017
From Syria to Myanmar, children caught in the crossfire of conflict are victims of a double betrayal.Forced out of their homes in the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, they have now become the innocent victims of a broken promise that they would, even as refugees, be abl
By Gordon Brown - May 21,2017
In a confrontational world where protectionism is on the rise, multilateralism has become an easy target for criticism.But those who doubt its value must have short memories.
By Gordon Brown - Feb 02,2017
In Aleppo, the devastated Syrian city and former rebel stronghold that has now been retaken by Syrian government forces, there was a glimmer of hope even as the bombs were falling.Amid the ruins, learning endured, as 15 young Syrians prepared for their university exams.They could



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