Tag: Blog Action Day

16th October 2014

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by Paul Johnston

Ambassador to Ireland

Inequality: Injustice in Action

16 October is Blog Action day. And this year’s theme is inequality. So here’s a blog about inequality. Tackling inequality is an important part of UK foreign policy. Two of our six human rights priorities are specifically about inequality, including women’s rights and freedom of religion and belief. For us, the promotion and protection of […]

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14th October 2014

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by Nigel Baker

Ambassador to the Holy See (2011-2016)

The case for freedom of religion or belief

The question of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB in the international jargon) is a challenging and sensitive one. It is a fundamental right, touching the conscience of the individual, underpinning many other rights. As we focus on the issue of equality on Blog Action Day, we must ensure that FoRB remains at the top […]

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16th October 2013 Brasilia, Brazil

#Time to Act

Today is Blog Action Day, an annual worldwide event where bloggers write about a single topic since 2007. Earlier this year over 800 Blog Action Day participants took part in a poll to help identify what the theme should be for 2013. The most popular votes and suggestions all fell under the banner of human rights, making […]

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