Law & Governance

How the Sustainable Development Goals affect everyone

What do the United Nations do? The United Nations (UN) is a 75-year-old international organization connecting 193 countries in the world. These countries meet to discuss world problems and collaborate to solve them The UN forms special groups that tackle specific issues. These include preventing conflict, looking after the environment,

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How open are democracies to women?

A democracy is a system in which everyone in the country who is old enough to vote can participate in choosing the next government. But in countries where everyone can vote, and the population is 50% women, why do women appear so little in positions of power? The average percentage

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Where do governments get power from?

Governments have the power to affect our lives in many ways. They determine what we are legally allowed to do, they decide how to enforce the law, and they choose how much money to spend on schools, hospitals, and other public services. But where do they get this power from?

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How social media is transforming African politics

A TOOL FOR POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT Social media platforms can increase political participation by making it possible for ordinary citizens to share their views. All you need is internet access and you’re ready to go. Twitter has been a particularly important social media platform for politics because it is easily accessible

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Climate Refugees

A climate refugee is a person that has been displaced from their home due to the effects of climate change on their environment. Changes in the environment force people to leave, because it can cause wars and hunger as a result of a lack of resources. There are currently 64

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Elements of Government: The Civil Service

WHAT IS THE CIVIL SERVICE? The Civil Service is a branch of government which is independent of the Executive and is responsible for implementing government policy. The Civil Service generally aims to be a non-political body. This means it will act in a neutral way which does not favour any

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