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New Chair and Committee elected
At the Region's Annual General Meeting on Saturday 22 November, a new Committee was elected. 

We thank outgoing Chairman Roger Hallam for his leadership and welcome Catherine Pluygers as the new Chair.  

Read Catherine's AGM address in our latest e-newsletter

Canterbury UNA hosted 4-day programme during One World Week to commemorate UN Day
23-26 October at the Darwin Conference Suite, Darwin College, University of Kent, the Programme looked at risks and opportunities presented by modern communication. 

Canterbury UNA and 16 other local and national organisations mounted an exhibition and a selection of seminars and workshops. 

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LaSER Issue 23 Published
The last LaSER issue in 2014 is packed with informative and discussion-provoking articles.  Highlights:
* ISIS
* A Successful Disarmament
* Climate Change vs Human Response: Which will Tip First?
* CO2: The Fastest Rate of Growth since 1984
* The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls
* The UK Government’s Indifference to the CEDAW
* Have you the Courage of their Convictions?


The editors would like to thank you for your contributions and support this year. Don't forget copy date for the next issue is 15 January 2015. Articles and reports (and photos please!) can be emailed to Neville Grant

The Fog of Peace: The Human Face of Conflict Resolution by Gabrielle Rifkind and Giandomenico Picco

Institutions do not decide whom to destroy or to kill, whether to make peace or war; those decisions are the responsibility of individuals. This book argues that the most important aspect of conflict resolution is for antagonists to understand their opponents, their ambitions, their pains. 

Gabrielle Rifkind and Giandomenico Pico present two very different experiences of international relations – Rifkind as a psychotherapist now immersed in the politics of the Middle East, and Picco as a career diplomat with a successful record as a negotiator at the UN.

‘A thrilling and stimulating read’ – Hans Blix, former Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Head of UN Iraq inspections 2002 -2003
‘Fascinating, revelatory and insightful, The Fog of Peace is a remarkable book.’ – Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Take advantage of the 30% discount off RRP now (ends 31 December 2014). Visit www.ibtauris.com and enter the code AN2 when prompted.



We are part of the United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UNA-UK), representing a network of 23 branches in the London and Southeast region (London, Kent, East & West Sussex).

To keep members updated on activities and developments, we publish a newsletter (LaSER) 3 times a year; and send out monthly e-newsletters and topical newsflashes

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