The UK’s multilateral response to a global health crisis
by Daniel Pruce - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
2020 has set unprecedented challenges for countries across the globe. But, more importantly, it has emphasized the importance of global partnerships to tackle this pandemic.
The opportunities for clean energy in the future Philippines
by Daniel Pruce - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Like the rest of the global economy, the energy sector has been tested by the COVID-19 pandemic, with its unprecedented slow-down challenging traditional growth thinking.
Bridging friendship between the UK and the Philippines amid COVID challenges
by Daniel Pruce - August 27, 2020 - 12:00am
I often find myself telling people that the relationship between the UK and the Philippines is closer than they may know, and growing closer all the time.
Philippines-UK Science Partnership: Standing among giants
by Daniel Pruce - February 13, 2020 - 12:00am
We celebrated the Newton Prize Philippines event in Manila recently.
19th UK-Philippines Friendship Day
by Daniel Pruce - October 17, 2019 - 12:00am
I am very happy to be observing the 19th UK-Philippines Friendship Day which we will commemorate on 20 October.
Collective action for future generations
by Daniel Pruce - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, increasing temperature, rising sea levels and extreme weather events are becoming the new normal.
The Queen
by Daniel Pruce - June 6, 2019 - 12:00am
A few days from now in the UK, The Queen will mark her official birthday with the traditional Trooping of the Colour ceremony on Horseguards Parade in London.
Vibrant democratic traditions
by Daniel Pruce - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Manigong Bagong Taon po sa inyong lahat! 2019 will be an important year for both our countries.
A creeping culture of impunity
by Daniel Pruce - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1215, in a riverside meadow just outside London, King John of England applied his seal to the Magna Carta.
Fighting the illegal wildlife trade
by Daniel Pruce - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, the United Kingdom is hosting the 4th Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference.
Disability: A long neglected issue
by Daniel Pruce - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Next week, on 24 July, the United Kingdom will be hosting the Global Disability Summit.
The Great British Festival: A unique celebration
by Daniel Pruce - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
This Friday, 23 February, I’ll be launching the Great British Festival: a unique country-wide celebration of the UK and our links with the Philippines.
Rakhine: A moment for ASEAN and Filipino leadership to act
November 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
The ASEAN Summit is a critical opportunity to once again show leadership.
Work in progress
by Asif Ahmad - June 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
It is customary for an outgoing ambassador to send a report back to his home country setting out what has been achieved. As so much of our diplomatic work has been done in public, it is only right that you too should...
Interference in affairs
by Asif Ahmad - May 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
In the history of diplomacy, it is not unknown for governments to cite interference in affairs when their policies and actions are subject to critical analysis and comment.
Slaves in a modern world
by Asif Ahmad - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
If you thought slavery, which Britain abolished over 180 years ago, was restricted to a dismal passage of inhuman history, then think again.
Wheels of justice
by Asif Ahmad - March 23, 2017 - 12:00am
As a young boy, my grandfather, who was a member of the judiciary in Bengal, used to allow me to sit next to him in court, as well as listen to the pleadings of chained prisoners who came to his house for parole...
Converging national and global interests
by Asif Ahmad - February 16, 2017 - 12:00am
It seems that nationalist fervour is a global phenomenon.
What’s on Trump’s menu? Lobster, steak, chocolate
January 21, 2017 - 12:22am
Donald Trump’s first meal as president of the United States isn’t too far from the typical power lunch for a billionaire businessman – lobster, beef and a rich chocolate dessert.
Responsibility and accountability
by Asif Ahmad - January 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Just 12 months into my first job in London
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