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David Miliband

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Structuring British-Irish rapprochement NEW
David Miliband 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
France and Germany anchored their post-war rapprochement in membership of the European Union and in the Elysee treaty. The aim, brilliantly achieved, was to ensure that rivalry between those two great powers should not descend, for a fourth time sinc...
Test NEW
David Miliband 1 Year, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
This is a test.
Weekend sports NEW
David Miliband 1 Year, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
It’s been an extraordinary weekend of sporting success in international competitions for British and Irish sportsmen and women. On Saturday morning, rugby fans cheered the British and Irish Lions to an emphatic win against Australia in Sydney.
Hello world! NEW
David Miliband 2 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Signing Off NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The British General Election is being called today. While it is going on I cannot post blogs for the Foreign Office website.  So for now, thank you for all your comments.  I hope we'll continue the conversation soon!
Governance in Afghanistan NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Following on from the decree launching the High Office of Oversight , the Afghan government announced last week the approval of a new sub-national governance policy.This is another significant achievement against the London Conference commitments. As...
Beyond Copenhagen NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Yesterday, Ed Miliband and DECC launched “Beyond Copenhagen: The UK Government’s International Climate Change Action Plan”. It explains how the UK is pushing to build on December's Copenhagen Accord, and move towards securing a global deal.At t...
Somalia: Tide Turning Against Extremism? NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
In Somalia there are signs that opinion is building against the extremist group Al-Shabaab, who threaten attempts to restore stability. A recent conference of major Islamic scholars in Dubai, including the Egyptian televangelist Amr Khaled and the Sa...
Iran NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
One of the problems we face in dealing with Iran is the constant confusion about who is wielding power. This has implications for our policy on the country’s nuclear programme. I wrote about this in the International Herald Tribune last weekend.
Cluster Munitions NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
On Thursday, parliament passed a bill banning the use, production and stockpiling of cluster munitions in the UK. This step brings us a bit closer to an eventual global ban on these devastating weapons. 104 countries have already signed up. Our prior...
Afghanistan: A Step Forward in Fighting Corruption NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Last week President Karzai issued a decree boosting the Afghan High Office of Oversight (HOO) – a key anti-corruption body in Afghanistan. The issue is vital, as I mentioned in my recent speech at MIT in Boston.   In some regions the average A...
Earth Hour NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours ago
The FCO switched its lights off for an hour on Saturday night in support of WWF’s Earth Hour campaign.  And we weren't the only ones. Businesses, homes, schools, community groups, government departments, local authorities, and major landmarks...
Women in Saudi Arabia NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
This article by Ian Bremner in the New York Times  is an interesting read, particularly in the context of the recent FCO Human Rights Report . Saudi Arabia remains a country where our HR Report sets out concerns about human rights - particularly...
Foreign policy and the internet NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 4 Months, 3 Minutes ago
I’ve spoken before about foreign policy and the internet. We’re still only beginning to explore the impact it will have – on states, and on individuals. But the debate is definitely starting. This piece by Misha Glenny in the Financial Times gi...
The UK and Japan NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 4 Months, 20 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Last week Nissan announced that they will produce their LEAF electric car at their plant in Sunderland.  This is good for the car industry, and a further sign of how central low-carbon technologies are to future economic growth.  It's anoth...
Elections in Sudan NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 19 Minutes ago
Next month's multi-party elections in Sudan would be an incredible achievement, if they pass successfully. This article by Simon Tisdall in the Guardian underlines their importance and some of the difficulties involved. I met the Foreign Ministe...
Khamenei doesn't get Obama NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Iran's leaders don't yet get what is on the table from the international community. See this article from New York Times .  But their people do.
EU and Afghanistan NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The Foreign Ministers of Europe are discussing Afghanistan.  I have said today there are 3 roles for the new EU representative in Kabul: to be a voice for the collective  view of EU member states, to be a catalyst for building high capacity...
External Action Service NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
I am in Brussels for the monthly meeting of Foreign Ministers from around the European Union, chaired by the High Representative Cathy Ashton.  High on our agenda is the External Action Service.  This is an important innovation as part of t...
Burma Election Laws NEW
David Miliband 4 Years, 4 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
The election laws published last week by the Burmese regime are a wake up call for the international community. No-one can now be in any doubt about the Burmese junta’s intentions. Despite promises to the UN and to their ASEAN neighbours, the regim...