UNHS Celebrates ICAN Nobel Prize

On 8 December, 2017, UNHS hosted "Peace is the Prize", a celebration of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapon's (ICAN) Nobel Peace Prize win. UNHS is grateful to our attendees and thrilled to continue our work contributing to the discussion of the abolition of nuclear weapons. View photos and a video of the event below: Photos and video courtesy of Heather Emond. #ICAN #nuclearban #nobelprize

Human Trafficking in Scotland: An Overview of Legislation and Figures

In the last few years, the Scottish government has earnestly addressed the issues of human trafficking and exploitation within the country. Previously, Scotland and the United Kingdom did not have specific legislation nor single definition for human trafficking and exploitation, which made it difficult to prosecute such crimes. Within Scotland, the issues were dealt with under the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003, and Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010. In 2015, the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act was unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament, thereby addressing the criminal activity, the support for survivors and wider conditions fostering trafficki

Belgian Prime Minister and Former NATO Sec-Gen Endorse Nuclear Ban

This week, Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme and former NATO Secretary General Willy Claes published a joint op-ed showing support for the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and called on the government to remove US nuclear weapons from Belgian soil. A translation of the op-ed is available below, and the original article can be found here. Remove the bombs. Here and around the globe ICAN, an organization that fights for a nuclear weapon-free world, received the Nobel Peace Prize. Now it is time to remove the nuclear weapons from Kleine Brogel, argue Willy Claes and Yves Leterme. The nuclear threat is back in public debate. North Korea and the US are entangled in escalatory n

UNHS at Scottish Parliament

During the week of 4 December 2017, UNHS was thrilled to host a stall at Scottish Parliament, sharing our work to promote and achieve the SDGs in Scotland. We were thrilled to have significant interest from MSPs and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Other guests included Minister for International Development Alasdair Allan, Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Youaf, Head of Broadcasting Ruth Connelly, and many more! Below are some photos of our visitors with UNHS representatives: UNHS wishes to express thanks to all those who visited our stall, including those not pictured. In addition to Head of Broadcasting Ruth Connelly, the MSPS who visited us are as follows: Christine Grahame J

Model United Nations (MUN) #FirstforFife Report: 5 things we can all learn from 11 year olds

On St. Andrew's Day, 30th November 2017, United Nations House Scotland (UNHS) hosted the first ever MUN (Model United Nations) for Primary Schools in Fife #FirstforFife, at the prestigious Broomhall House. If you have never heard of MUN before, fear not! You have come to the right place. MUN is part of a Global Citizenship educational programme where students role-play as country delegates, debating and seeking to solve global issues. The event saw the coming together of 5 primary schools, 30 kids aged 10-12 acting as country representatives discussing the issue of ‘how to solve the Global Migrant Crisis’. The countries listed were USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Syria and Bangladesh, with 5 pupil

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