Tag Archive for UN

Neighbourhood Watch, ASEAN Style

Lord McConnell

      The people of South East Asia are among the most friendly, tolerant and hard working people in the world. Yet, this region has been plagued with conflicts for decades. Exploited by European powers, occupied by Japan, carpet-bombed by the USA and led by hideous dictators, most of the region has suffered too much…

Global Mental Health, Time for Action

Baroness Murphy

Lord Crisp is leading a debate tomorrow on the global impact of the five leading chronic diseases — cancer, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease and mental illness, so called NCDs (non-communicable diseases, to distinguish them from communicable, ie infectious diseases). This follows on from a recent high level meeting of the UN at which the…

Development and NGO’s

Lord Soley

The sad news of the death of Dr Woo and her colleagues comes at the same time as the news that a UK policeman has been shot and killed in Afghanistan. In many ways this goes to the heart of the problem in Afghanistan and some other developing country’s. It may be a long time…

Intergovernmental Organisations debate

Lord Soley

On Tuesday the House will debate the report of the Select Committee on Intergovernmental Organisations dealing with controlling the spread of infectious diseases. (House of Lords paper 143-1 Session 2007-8).  As I was the chairman I will initiate the debate and then it is open to all members to participate including members of the ccommittee.…

Liaison Committee

Lord Soley

The Intergovernmental Organisations Select Committee will publish its first report tomorrow. The report deals with the threat  of infectious diseases and the intergovernmental organisations ability to deal with them.   Meanwhile I have been very frustrated because the Liaison Committee which decides what select committees should exist and in what form met and agreed that the…