The Trade Union Congress (TUC) organised a mass demonstration in London under the banner of Britain Needs a Pay Rise., Saturday 18 October 2014. It marched through central London, culminating in a rally in Hyde Park. About 100,000 took part.
More than 1,000 gathered at Temple Place, Victoria Embankment, London, Saturday 4 October 4, at the start of the march calling for an end to the air strikes in Iraq and the ongoing aggression in Syria. The rain did not stop the determined atmosphere amongst the demonstrators. More…
Some of the delegates at the forum
Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) and the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) hosted a panel discussion on the effects of West African piracy and maritime crime on seafarers at the Army and Navy Club, London, 23 September. The panellists included Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent of OBP, Mr Pottengal Mukundan of the IMB, Mr Douglas Stevenson of Seaman’s Church Institute, Mr Peter Swift of Maritime Piracy Humantarian Programme and Mr Tim Hart of Control Risks.
Flag States: Liberia, Marshall Islands, Panama and Saint Kitts and Nevis
Indonesia Kontemporer 2014 – The Indonesian Contemporary Art and Cultural Festival was held SOAS University of London, 18 October
Inspired by Indonesian arts and cultural traditions, Indonesia Kontemporer 2014 (IKON 2014), is a creative event mixing exhibitions, performances, workshops, crafts, film screenings, as well as food and handicrafts stalls. . These works and offerings remain inspired by Indonesian tradition and contribute to shaping the arts and crafts of contemporary Indonesia.
The event was sponsored by Garuda Indonesia – The Airline of Indonesia
Trafalgar Square Celebrates Africa
The spirit of Africa took over Trafalgar Square this Black History Month for a one-day festival celebrating the many facets of the vast continent, on 11 Oct. More…
Professor Steve Tsang (left) and Yoji Koda, Vice Admiral Japanese Self Defence Forces (Retired)
The role of personal networks and Track II diplomacy
A seminar on ‘Trace II diplomacy was held at Daiwa Foundation, London, 30 September 2014. The speakers were Vice Admiral Yoji Koda and Professor Steve Tsang. The seminar was chaired by Professor Barry Buzan of the London School of Economics. More…
Climate change: Thousands march across the UK
BBC News 21 September
Thousands of people have took part in a march for climate action in London – one of more than 2,000 marches which took place around the world.
Other marches in the UK took place in Manchester, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Stroud and Dudley.
Campaigners, including actress Emma Thompson and singer Peter Gabriel, marched along Embankment to a rally in Parliament Square. More…
Milken Institute’s report noted that Kuala Lumpur recorded the third strongest job growth over the past five years, and its ranking was supported by a high per-capita household income. — Picture by Choo Choy May
The Malay Mail Online September 18, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR – Kuala Lumpur was ranked the 6th top performing Asian city ahead of Shanghai and Singapore, thanks to an “impressive job growth”, a US-based think tank revealed.
Milken Institute’s first ranking of the economic performance of Asia’s major cities was based on actual economic performance assessing job and income growth, and the strength of industries on the extent of economic value they add, it said in a statement. More…
Africa Utopia highlighted the many ways that the continent could lead the way in thinking about culture, community, technology, fashion, sustainability and ethical wealth creation. The festival used art and culture to showcase the great voices of Africa and their contribution to the world. More…
Ambassadors and high commissioners from ASEAN member states, government officials and business leaders and representatives from the London diplomatic community, gathered for drinks and canapés at a networking reception following the ASEAN Insights conference, 11 September. More…