Tag: Embassy 31

Multiple crises test FCO

Nearly a fifth of all Foreign Office staff had to be temporarily redeployed as Britain’s stretched diplomatic service responded to simultaneous crises in the Middle…

Reverse World Service cuts – MPs

Funding for the BBC World Service should be protected and budget cuts reversed to preserve its global reputation, the Foreign Affairs Select Committee has urged….

Census will help consuls

The 2011 UK Census will provide invaluable information to policy planners and consuls alike, Ian White, head of census legislation, told the Consular Corps at…

Gap Year travel kit

The Foreign Office has launched a ‘Know Before You Go’ toolkit for teachers to encourage school leavers planning a gap year to prepare carefully before…

Afghanistan’s cultural heroes

Culture has been an abiding passion for Afghanistan’s Ambassador to London Homayoun Tandar, a Sorbonne-educated archaeologist, who led the outcry against the Taliban’s destruction of…

Culture Matters

Culture has the power to unify or divide, but however you look at it, culture matters. The dualistic nature of culture was on display at…

The Mighty Quinn

Those curious about the huge, brass works of art that have materialised around London gathered at the Italian Cultural Institute to meet the sculptor, Lorenzo…

Diplomacy in 3D

“This is better than a pyjama party!” smiled Slovene Ambassador Iztok Jarc as he greeted his colleagues, all donning 3D glasses to view Mimicry, a…