Laws to protect children from sexual abuse in the UK are advanced and actively implemented. The absence of such laws in many developing countries is a major concern to human rights campaigners.
The fall of Prachanda’s government has no direct connection with the controversial treatment of Gurkha veterans in the UK. But our domestic political dramas should not overshadow the significance of poverty reduction and stability in Nepal.
In Costa Rica, municipal authorities compete with each other to plant the most trees. UK cities seem to be more concerned about removal of chewing gum from the pavements. Does this reflect cultural diversity or just muddled priorities?
Rich countries continue to improve their standards in sanitation whilst billions lack even rudimentary facilities. All that poverty campaigners can do is try to raise awareness of the divide.
The values of Christmas hold fast amongst our floundering ideals for democracy and human rights.
As Bond fiddles with his mobile internet gadget in the latest movie, which OneWorld Guide would be given that magical half second of screen-time? The Gender Guide is an unlikely candidate, given the denial of violence against women in western culture.
A visit to my local hospital reminds me that we might be branded as hypocrites in the UK if we criticize countries like Nigeria for corruption.