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Lima as the Key Stage Towards a Global Agreement

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By Sir David King, Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change If we all, together, continue to emit greenhouse gases at the present rate, 1.8% per annum, by 2040 we will have burnt up the entire planet’s budget for carbon. Exceeding that budget means that we face a global warming temperature rise of more than 2°C, with extraordinarily challenging consequences for mankind. That is the stark message from the latest scientific … Read more »Lima as the Key Stage Towards a Global Agreement

Teaching men to respect women

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By Lic. José Villalobos, specialist in masculinities and Executive Director of the NGO Grupo Vigencia (Effectiveness Group) and Project Coordinator of “Municipal Network of Male Promoters against Domestic and Sexual Violence,” carried by the Municipality of Carmen de la Legua Reynoso-Callao and sponsored by the British Embassy in Lima. With the technical and financial sponsorship from the British Embassy in Peru, and in strategic partnership with Callao’s Municipality of Carmen … Read more »Teaching men to respect women

Words from a chocolate maker

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by Duffy Sheardown, Chocolate Maker, Duffy’s Chocolate Foreword by Ben Rawlings, Head of Economic and Sustainable Development at the British Embassy in Lima As far as we know, chocolate was discovered in Central America three to four thousand years ago, and was brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus when he landed on Guanaja, an island off Honduras, in 1502.  But the Europeans – like the Olmecs, the Maya and the … Read more »Words from a chocolate maker

Creating memories in the oblivion

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By Francesca Uccelli. Lead investigator for the Institute of Peruvian Studies. “What position were we in as teachers? Going back to school was a scary experience. Two or three teachers would give class whilst another kept watch so that we could substitute one another if the military or shining path came. It was a big problem.” The account of this teacher is similar to those of many other teachers who … Read more »Creating memories in the oblivion

Global partnerships for global challenges

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By Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, who will visit Peru on 10 July. – Article written for Peruvian newspaper “Gestión” I am looking forward to visiting Lima on 10 July because Peru is a country I hear being talked about increasingly often in the City of London. With good reason its stellar economic performance over the past decade and its reputation as a bright spot at … Read more »Global partnerships for global challenges

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same…”

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The following is a guest post by Ben Rawlings, Prosperity Officer at the British Embassy in Lima. That is the inspirational quote from Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If…” inscribed above the entrance to Wimbledon’s Centre Court,  waiting to greet those who today will begin the battle for one of tennis’s most treasured trophies.  Wimbledon is one of the most famous sporting events in the world, and for many people it is a … Read more »“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same…”

G8 Summit

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Today the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is hosting the annual G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, with the Heads of State of Germany, Canada, USA, France, Italy, Japan, the UK and Russia. With these countries still comprising half of global GDP, the bold steps we take by working together through the G8 can make a real difference by driving prosperity, not just in G8 countries, but all over the world. … Read more »G8 Summit

A celebration of friendship between UK and Peru

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This Sunday 21st of April we celebrate The Queen’s birthday, an opportunity to celebrate the good relationship between our countries as well.   I am frequently asked by children here what the difference is between Great Britain and Scotland and England and the United Kingdom.  It can seem rather complicated, I know.  In the United Kingdom we don’t have a patron saint, for example.  Rather we have four of them: … Read more »A celebration of friendship between UK and Peru

The Falklands referendum – the islanders’ right to be heard and to decide

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On 10th and 11th March voters in the Falkland Islands will be taking part in a referendum on whether they want to stay being British. They have decided to organise the referendum because they want the world to hear what they think and want for the islands where they live and for future generations. They want to speak out in a way that is clear and that is democratic. They are fed … Read more »The Falklands referendum – the islanders’ right to be heard and to decide

The successful women of tomorrow are the empowered girls of today

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By Cariño Ramos (Plan International) Women represent more than 50% (292 million) of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean, and of that total, more than 104 million are under the age of 19. Young and teenage girls are a particularly vulnerable group in society because of their gender and age. Plan International recently published a report on the situation of young and teenage girls in Latin America and … Read more »The successful women of tomorrow are the empowered girls of today