Archive: International Institutions

Patrick Dawson: Unesco has been led to the brink of disrepair and disrepute.

Comment: Can Unesco ever recover from Irina Bokova's disastrous rule?

Unesco's departing director-general has left nothing but a trail of disarray for her successor.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Nick Clegg will call on world leaders to follow Britain's example on international development

    Clegg to UN: 'Match Britain's resolve'

    Nick Clegg will challenge other countries to match Britain's leading role in working towards the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in a speech in New York today.

  • Nick Clegg will make his first appearance representing Britain at a major international event

    Clegg dons statesman cap for UN summit

    Nick Clegg is to fly to New York to represent Britain at the UN meeting on the Millenium Development Goals, 24 hours after his speech to Lib Dems at their conference.

  • Relation are increasingly fraught between the two leaders

    Gaddafi causes trouble for Brown.again

    Gordon Brown's speech to the UN general assembly yesterday was delayed by Colonel Gaddafi, while the PM dealt with apparent snubs from the Obama camp.

  • Gordon Brown spoke to the UN general assembly last night.

    Brown sets out stall at the UN

    Gordon Brown gave a largely unsurprising speech to the UN general assembly last night, setting out his key foreign policy objectives ahead of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh and the UN conference on climate change in Copenhagen.

  • Relations between the US and the UK are reported to be strained.

    Obama 'refused talks with Brown'

    US president Barack Obama reportedly turned down several requests from Downing Street to hold bi-lateral talks between the two parties in New York it emerged today.

  • The joint letter by three european heads of state was sent to UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon today.

    European leaders call for Afghanistan summit

    Gordon Brown, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy have written to the United Nations calling for an international conference to discuss the future of Afghanistan.

  • Global leaders meet for 'Bretton Woods Two'

    Tough action pledged at 'Bretton Woods Two'

    World leaders have pledged coordinated action to restore growth, transparency and accountability to global financial markets.


    Tony Benn on a radical UN

    This week marked the 60th United Nations day. In the last of a three-part special feature, veteran left-winger Tony Benn maps out what a radical UN would look like.

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