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Posted 09 December 2016

IDD PhD student wins University's Images of Research 2016/17

´╗┐Louis Francis Monroy Santander, Postgraduate Researcher in the International Development department won first place in the 2016/17 Images of Research with a photograph entitled "Resistance to international peace-building:the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina".

Posted 09 December 2016

IDD at the forefront of international change: The UN Secretary-General apologises to the victims of cholera in Haiti

On 01 December 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General has announced a new approach to cholera in Haiti, including compensation to communities and families of victims. The UN Secretary-General has also apologised for what happened and asked forgiveness from Haitian victims, in Creole, French and English. Cholera has been introduced in 2010 by UN peacekeepers, and has killed at least 9,200 people and infected more than 800,000. The University of Birmingham has been active in lobbying for a new UN approach regarding the compensation of the victims of cholera in Haiti.

Posted 08 December 2016

School Enhancement Fund supports Student attendance at Model UN

The London International MUN HS took place this weekend where 100 high school students engaged in a simulation of the different committees at the UN. Through the different sessions they were able to come up with high-quality resolutions portraying their commitment and developing their diplomatic skills.

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