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Human rights setbacks – FCO report

Foreign Secretary William Hague launches the FCO Human Rights Report Human rights globally have been in decline over the past year, according to the FCO…

Canada pulls plug on funds

Canada will suspend funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns. Canada will…

Stop Russian interference in Ukraine – envoy

The Ambassador of Ukraine to London has accused Russia of deliberately trying to disrupt the presidential elections in May in order to “tear the country…

Secret WWI files made public

Files about World War One spies will be made available online for the first time by the National Archives as part of the WWI commemorations….

FCO Officer wins BREXIT prize

A British trade attaché has been awarded the €100,000 Brexit prize for outlining the most compelling blueprint for a withdrawal from the EU. Iain Mansfield,…

The People’s Commonwealth

Commonwealth Foundation Director Vijay Krishnarayan talks to Elizabeth Stewart about the organisation’s new focus. From its inception, the Commonwealth recognised that it was an organisation…

In a league of its own

Commonwealth Week offered a chance to reflect on how an organisation born out of a colonial past could have relevance for the future. Elizabeth Stewart…

The long path to peace

History will be made this week as The Queen hosts the Irish President in the first state visit to Britain since Ireland’s independence. Irish Ambassador…

New cultural attaché club sets sail

London’s Cultural Attaché Network (CAN) was launched in fine weather with its first field trip to the Royal Museums Greenwich. Knowledgeable and entertaining experts gave…

DPAAL-London Press Club drinks

London’s diplomatic press attaché corps enjoyed a lively networking drinks reception hosted by the London Press Club. DPAAL members got rare access to the inner…