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 Ethics in Government tales from a practitioner

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Meg was invited to make the key-note speech at a conference organised by the Institute of Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Her contribution is below.   When asked about western civilisation, Mahatma Gandhi said he thought …

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 Reducing carbon emissions in the home

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Meg gave the following speech in the House of Commons.   Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): I am sure Members on both sides of the House will be hoping for a positive outcome from the Copenhagen meeting as it draws toward a close. It …

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 Rwanda moving from conflict to peace

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It is only 15 years since Rwanda was torn apart in a vicious civil war in which over 800,000 people were killed. Since that troubled time the country has made real progress on the road from internal conflict toward peace. One recent sign was the …

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 Supporting women around the world

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The United Nations declared 25th November as International Day to Protest Violence against Women and 10th December as International Human Rights Day. This period symbolises the link between violence against women and human rights.   When …

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 Climate change affecting the world now

Monday, October 5, 2009

Climate change is regularly mentioned in the news, and the frequency will increase as we approach the Copenhagen conference in December. This international summit is charged with coming up with a plan to replace the 1997 ‘Kyoto Protocol’ …

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 Adult Learning and Skills for a Stronger and Fairer Society and Economy

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Meg was invited by Niace (the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) to speak on ‘Adult Learning and Skills’ her contribution is below.   If you have ever done a bit of reading into the history of the socialist …

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 Free school meals for all

Monday, September 14, 2009

A June 2009 evaluation of the free school meal pilots for primary school children shows some startling results. These pilots produced a marked improvement in the health of the kids, made them more aware of healthy eating which will help tackle …

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 My First Record

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Meg contributed a short article for the September issue of Active 8 magazine on her memories of buying her very first record. For details of Active 8: www.active8magazine.co.uk   My first pop memories are of the Beatles, but I was too young …

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 Changing the Culture of Politics

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Meg was invited to join a panel to discuss ‘Changing the Culture of our Politics’ at the annual Fabian Society House of Commons tea. She was joined on the panel by journalist Ellie Levenson, Baroness Estelle Morris and acting director of …

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 Bringing people closer together

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Meg was invited to give her insight into her father’s vision back in 1984 when he was one of the founding members of UKOWLA, (UK One World Linking Association). She spoke at the National Youth Conference, her contribution is below. To contact …

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 Diversity in Public Appointments

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Meg initiated a debate in Westminster Hall on the composition of the boards of public bodies and their failure to reflect society.   Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): I am delighted to have secured the opportunity to discuss this important issue. …

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 Gender on the Agenda - women, skills and work

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Meg was invited to contribute to a seminar organised by Niace (the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) on women, skills and work. Her contribution is below.      My thanks to Niace for inviting me to speak today on the …

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 The Future of St Helena

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A debate was held in Westminster Hall on the situation in St Helena at which Meg made a contribution, given below. For a full report of the recent debate visit: …

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 Equal rights

Monday, June 8, 2009

The following was published on the website of Progress. http://www.progressonline.org.uk/Magazine/article.asp?a=4290   80 years on since the appointment of the first woman to the cabinet, we still have a long way to go to reach …

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 Sleep Apnoea (Road Deaths)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Meg secured an adjournment debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons to highlight the dangers of sleep apnoea to road users.   On 8 August 2006, 25-year-old Toby Tweddell set off to work along the M62 near Liverpool. On the way, a lorry …

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 Universal provision

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The following article was published on the website of Progress http://www.progressonline.org.uk/Magazine/article.asp?a=4166 Abolishing child tax credits in favour of a wider range of basic universal entitlements would re-balance support for …

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 Malaysia-UK Partnership Dialogue

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Meg gave the following remarks at a seminar organised jointly by the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute and the British Malaysian Society on the topic of Malaysia-UK Partnership Dialogue.   My thanks to the Asian Strategy & …

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 Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill

Friday, April 24, 2009

During a debate in the House of Commons on the above private Members Bill introduced by Malcolm Wicks, Meg made the following remarks.   I welcome the Bill introduced by my right hon. Friend the Member for Croydon, North (Malcolm Wicks). I, …

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 Confidence building

Monday, April 6, 2009

The following article was published on the website of Progress http://www.progressonline.org.uk/Magazine/article.asp?a=4023  The economic situation dominates the news jobs cuts, pay freezes, reduced manufacturing and retail sales. The …

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 Under review

Monday, March 23, 2009

The following article was published on the website of Progress http://www.progressonline.org.uk/Magazine/article.asp?a=3911   Is the Laming report the start of a new chapter in child protection? During my time working in the child …

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 Airport development on St Helena

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Meg initiated a debate in Westminster Hall on the delays by the Department for International Development (DFID) in confirming constructing of an airport on St Helena. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): I am pleased to have secured this debate on St. …

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 Focus on awareness

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The following interview was conducted by Raz Jabary, the UK correspondent of SOMA Digest an English language newspaper published in the Kurdish Region of Iraq.  For further details visit: …

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 Remembering the pioneers and continuing the changes

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A group of staff at the UK Border Agency in Sheffield organised a day of events to celebrate International Women’s Day, to which Meg was invited to contribute her speech is below.   I’d like to thank those involved in organising …

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 Confronting the reality of genocide

Saturday, February 14, 2009

On the 17th February a former Cambodian prison chief will go on trial accused of presiding over thousands of murders during the genocide of the mid-1970s. Kaing Guek Eav, better known as ‘Comrade Duch’, headed the Khmer Rouge Special …

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 The World According to K

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The following article was published on the website of Progress http://www.progressonline.org.uk/Magazine/article.asp?a=3746   Bernard Kouchner, France’s popular and active Foreign Minister, is no stranger to controversy. A minister …

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 Child Protection

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

During a debate in the House of Commons on Child Protection Meg made the following remarks.   I shall deal with just three issues in my contribution. I want to speak about the importance of raising the status of those who work in child …

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 People who want to work

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

During the debate in the House of Commons on the Welfare Reform Bill Meg gave the following speech.   I want to concentrate on those people who want to work, but who, because of the prejudice of others or the lack of appropriate support, find …

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 Failing Children

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The following article was published on the website of Progress http://www.progressonline.org.uk/Magazine/article.asp?a=3662   The country’s attention has again focussed on the deaths of children with the news that child protection …

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