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UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie speech at opening of Summit Fringe
 
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UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie spoke at the opening of the Summit Fringe at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on Tuesday 10 June. You can read more about the Global Summit here: www.gov.uk/endsexualviolenceinconflict2014
THE BRITISH BURST INTO YVR!  VANCOUVER AIRPORT FLASH MOB
 
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The GREAT Campaign came to life at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on May 24 2012, with an exciting flash mob near the international food court (performed to 'Jumpstart' by These Kids Wear Crowns). Dancers were dressed as the Spice Girls, The Beatles, Austin Powers, David Beckham, Elton John and Harry Potter, alongside Union Jack T-Shirts - celebrating GREAT Britain. The UK is in the world spotlight in 2012, with the Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics fast approaching. The GREAT Campaign is a global initiative, which leverages this platform, to remind the world of what is GREAT about Britain, For more information visit: www.facebook.com/ThisisGREATBritain
Working in the Foreign Office: Meet the diplomats
 
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British diplomats talk about their lives, careers and opportunities working in and travelling with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. You can find out more about careers in the FCO here https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office/about/recruitment and by following @fcocareers on Twitter.
Right to Choose: Spotting the signs of forced marriage - Jess
 
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Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. Once abroad, victims are often even more isolated than they might have been in the UK and getting help is more difficult. Remind young people to speak up if they think they or someone they are close to are in danger. Support our campaign by tweeting your support using #righttochoose. More information on our website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/forcedmarriage
Sir Ken Robinson's keynote speech at 2012 UKTI BritWeek Business Innovation Awards
 
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Sir Ken Robinson gives a talk about innovation in business at the 2012 UKTI BritWeek Business Innovation Awards. Sir Ken is one of the world's leading speakers. Videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries. His book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into twenty-one languages. His latest book is a 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation: Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative. More information on the 2013 UKTI BritWeek Innovation Awards can be found at http://www.britweek.org/2013/InnovationAwards.html
Wilton Park: What is public diplomacy?
 
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From 7-9 June 2010, Wilton Park hosted a conference for government practitioners, academics and other experts from around the world to discuss public diplomacy policy and practice. The conference was opened by Jeremy Browne MP, UK Minister of State for Public Diplomacy, and Judith McHale, US Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Both highlighted the increasing importance of engaging people and organisations beyond governments in global affairs. Discussions covered a range of themes including military involvement in soft power; the role of corporate and faith groups; digital media; cultural relations and partnerships; and engaging through sport. http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/
Sir Magdi Yacoub on Britain's contribution to medical science
 
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http://www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain In a short film launched by the Foreign Office, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Sir Magdi Yacoub explains why he chose to become a heart surgeon, and why he thinks the National Health Service serves as a model for the rest of the world.
Japanese Judo champion Kosei Inoue gives his impressions of the UK
 
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Japanese Judo champion talks about his experiences in Britain and gives his impressions of the UK in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Parental child abduction overseas: Caught in the middle
 
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According to new figures released by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the charity, Reunite, the number of parental child abduction and custody cases has more than doubled over the last decade. This film, 'Caught in the middle', tells the story of Rebecca, a fictional case study of a child involved in a parental abduction case. It aims to highlight the issues and encourage parents to think of the consequences before doing something that could do lasting damage to the children and families involved.
Doing business in Basque Country
 
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Derek doyle , UK Trade & Investment Director for Basque Country, talks about business opportunities for UK companies in this region of Spain. Email us: [email protected] Follow us Twiiter: @UKTISpain Join our LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4975829&trk=anet_ug_hm
Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah on Britain's open and democratic society
 
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http://www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain The British Army Officer of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment discusses taking part in the Trooping the Colour parade and the diversity of the Household Cavalry. Born in Ghana, the Major moved to the UK when he was younger. As the first black officer commissioned in the Household Cavalry to command 120 men and 120 horses, the Major believes the diverse make-up of his regiment embodies the wider modern Britain where "officers from so many backgrounds all mix together as one."
24 hours - British consular staff overseas
 
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This video shows incidents in a real 24-hour period from midnight to midnight UK time on 27 June 2011. The incidents shown range from routine enquiries to work on serious incidents.
British Embassy Algiers celebrates victory with Adlene Guedioura
 
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British Embassy Algiers celebrated Algeria's World Cup qualification in presence of two great Algerian footballers: Adlene Guedioura, who plays in the English Premier League, and his father Nacer Guedioura. The British Embassy is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukinalgeria Ambassador Martyn Roper can be followed on Twitter: @martynroper
Preventing sexual violence in conflict - Speech by Angelina Jolie
 
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Angelina Jolie spoke at the launch of the Government initiative on preventing sexual violence in conflict, and the screening of the film "In the Land of Blood and Honey", a film she directed.
Right to Choose: the consequences of forced marriage
 
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The UK Government's Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) video coincides with October half-term and intends to highlight the devastating impact of forced on both victims and families. The FMU has a helpline for anyone at worried about themselves, friends, family or colleagues as well as professionals working in the field. Call 0207 008 0151 to speak to one of our specialists for support and advice.
Going for Green - Velodrome in the Olympic Park
 
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"Going for Green - Britain's 2012 Dream" tells the amazing story of the 2012 Olympic Park build. Find out about the construction of the Velodrome here. Visit www.fco.gov.uk for more information on the Foreign Office work on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Right to choose: Spotting the signs of forced marriage - Nayana
 
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Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. Once abroad, victims are often even more isolated than they might have been in the UK and getting help is more difficult. Remind young people to speak up if they think they or someone they are close to are in danger. Support our campaign by tweeting your support using #righttochoose. More information on our website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/forcedmarriage
Netherlands State Visit: Dutch-themed items from the Royal Collection
 
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As part of the State Visit of Their Majesties The King and Queen of the Netherlands to the UK, objects from the Royal Collection relating to the close relationship between Britain and the Netherlands have been displayed in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, having been brought over from Windsor Castle. UK Royal Librarian Oliver Urquhart Irvine speaks about the historical significance of the objects displayed, which included some beautiful examples of Dutch Art in the Collection, gifts to Charles II from the Dutch on his restoration to the Throne in 1660, items belonging to William III & Mary II and material relating to the friendship forged between King George VI and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands during the Second World War.
Sir Steve Redgrave on Britain hosting 'the greatest show on earth
 
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www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain In a Foreign Office film launched to coincide with 500 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, former British rower and five times Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave talks about the UK's passion for sport and his personal involvement in the 2012 Games.
Transport Security in Ecuador
 
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If you are thinking of travelling in Ecuador, watch this Foreign & Commonwealth Office video, which has lots of tips on travelling around this beautiful country safely.
Prince of Wales speaks about his love for Romania
 
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The Prince of Wales delivered a message of acceptance for honorary doctorate by University of Bucharest for contributions to sustainable agriculture and rural development, during the final leg of a private visit to Romania, on 31 May 2014. In his address, he talked about his fascination for the country's landscapes and villages, and its rich, unique biodiversity, urging Romanians to do everything possible to protect their traditional way of life.
The Art of Diplomacy
 
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The artworks and architecture within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's headquarters in King Charles Street in London represent a unique portrait of Britain's diplomatic story. In this video, Dr Laura Popoviciu, a curator at the Government Art Collection, explores the role of art in the UK's diplomatic relations with the world and highlights from the Government Art Collection. The FCO opens its doors as part of the annual Open House London festival on 16th & 17th September 2017. For visitor information please go to: https://fcoopenhouse.campaign.gov.uk
Welcome to the Foreign Office
 
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson offers a short guide to the Foreign Office and its iconic headquarters in London.
Carlos Acosta on creativity in Britain
 
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http://www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta talks about the UK's artistic flair and why he chose to join the Royal Ballet in Britain. The film is one of the 'See Britain through my eyes' series featuring individuals from home and abroad talking about their experiences of modern Britain in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Cómo solicitar una visa para el Reino Unido
 
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Un representante de UK Border Agency explica cuál el procedimiento para solicitar una visa para el Reino Unido (en particular visa Tier 4) y cuáles son las razones principales por las que se rechaza una visa. * Aunque la información contenida en este video puede aplicar a la mayoría de las solicitudes, les recordamos que cada caso es particular y las condiciones pueden variar. Mayor información: http://ukinmexico.fco.gov.uk/es/visiting-uk/visas
Going for Green - Soil Cleaning in the Olympic Park
 
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"Going for Green - Britain's 2012 Dream" tells the amazing story of the 2012 Olympic Park build. Find out about soil cleaning in the Olympic Park here. Visit www.fco.gov.uk for more information on the Foreign Office work on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
James Ryan Chevening Scholar 2013
 
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James Ryan is New Zealand's Chevening Scholar for 2013. Hear his thoughts on being selected.
Right To Choose: Spotting the signs of forced marriage: Azim
 
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Summer holidays are the peak time for young people to be taken overseas and forced into marriage. In some cases they are taken on what they have been told is a holiday to visit family abroad, but in fact a marriage has been planned. Once abroad, victims are often even more isolated than they might have been in the UK and getting help is more difficult. Remind young people to speak up if they think they or someone they are close to are in danger. Support our campaign by tweeting your support using #righttochoose. More information on our website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/forcedmarriage
India's Olympics anthem -- Khelo Bharat Khelo
 
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A motivational GREAT Sports Anthem composed by children from Udayan, a Kolkata NGO, for the Indian contingent attending London Olympics 2012, was introduced by the British High Commissioner, James Bevan CMG along with Indian Olympians/athletes at a reception Wednesday 18 April 2012. For more http://ukinindia.fco.gov.uk/en/visiting-uk/about-uk/GREAT/TheGREATCampaignInIndia/
Going for Green - Parkland in the Olympic Park
 
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"Going for Green - Britain's 2012 Dream" tells the amazing story of the 2012 Olympic Park build. Find out about the construction of the Olympic Park here. Visit www.fco.gov.uk for more information on the Foreign Office work on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Sir Anwar Pervez: doing business in the UK
 
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http://www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain In this film British Asian entrepreneur Sir Anwar Pervez, gives his account of doing business in the UK, and of the support he believes he received in Britain. The film is one in a series featuring individuals from home and abroad talking about their experiences of modern Britain in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Driving Safely in Europe
 
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In this Consular video, two hapless holidaymakers learn the hard way that driving rules, customs and conditions can be different when driving in Europe. Learn from our top tips to ensure your next car journey to Europe is safe and trouble free.
Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson: the 2012 Games will showcase the UK as an inclusive society
 
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In our 'See Britain' film, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE talks about her experiences as a disabled person in the UK, and comments on how far the country has come in 35 years by providing disabled facilities and improving access. She says "The 2012 Games will showcase what the UK has achieved for disabled people both on and off the track" and that the UK today demonstrates what an inclusive society can look like. The Foreign Office has launched the film to marks two years to go until the London 2012 Paralympic Games on 29 August. Tell us what you think using the comment facility below.To watch more of our 'See Britain' films, visit www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain.
Foreign Secretary William Hague Nowruz Message with Farsi subtitles
 
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The Foreign Secretary William Hague sends his best wishes to those celebrating Nowruz around the world.
French chef Raymond Blanc on why food is GREAT in Britain
 
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In this short film Raymond Blanc discusses his experiences as a chef in the UK, describing how the country offered him unique possibilities to explore his love of food. He discusses how Britain's multicultural and creative society has influenced his cooking and his life for the better. http://www.facebook.com/ThisisGREATBritain
英國駐香港及澳門總領事2015年新春賀辭  2015 Lunar New Year Message from the British Consul General to Hong Kong
 
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英國駐香港及澳門總領事吳若蘭和英國駐香港及澳門總領事館仝人,謹祝大家羊年喜氣洋洋,步步高陞,如意吉祥,恭喜發財! 2015 Lunar New Year Message from the British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao: Caroline Wilson, British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao, together with the whole team at the British Consulate-General, send their very best wishes to the people of HK and Macao for an auspicious and prosperous Lunar New Year in 2015. (English version available at http://bit.ly/2015lunarE) 總領事賀辭全文: 大家好! 我同英國駐香港及澳門總領事館仝人,喺度祝大家農曆新年快樂! 今年,係我喺香港過嘅第三個農曆新年。喺過去一年,我哋馬不停蹄,工作得非常之充實。自從英國財政大臣歐思邦舊年二月訪港之後,我哋喺香港同澳門,不論係政治、商務同領事服務方面,都快馬加鞭,全力以赴,同時亦跨過咗唔少嘅困難。 我熱切期待羊年嘅來臨。羊,係一種溫柔、平靜、有耐性,兼富愛心嘅動物。我相信,呢啲特質,喺2015年會同樣體現喺香港人身上。 無可否認,有關政改嘅爭拗,喺羊年會為香港人帶嚟一啲煩惱;但係,我哋對2017、2020以及往後嘅普選進程,仍然抱住審慎樂觀嘅態度。 對好多人嚟講,羊年係一個轉捩點,嚟緊五月英國會舉行大選,香港都會舉行區議會選舉。 今年,我希望英國同香港會有更緊密嘅聯繫,無論係雙邊、文化、教育同商貿各個範疇,都有更多嘅交流。 喺2015年,我同我嘅團隊,衷心希望繼續同香港特區政府、各界人士以及澳門各方好友通力合作。 而家,等我喺羊年用揚琴彈一首傳統嘅廣東新春樂曲「步步高」。 祝大家羊年喜氣洋洋,步步高陞,如意吉祥,恭喜發財! Follow the British Consulate-General Hong Kong on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UKandHongKong Follow the British Consulate-General Hong Kong on Twitter: http://twitter.com/UKinHongKong
Zeinab Badawi says freedom of expression is cornerstone of democracy in Britain
 
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In her short 'See Britain' film, Sudanese-born BBC World News anchor Zeinab Badawi celebrates the liberties we enjoy in Britain, considering them real cornerstones of democracy. www.fco.gov.uk/seebritain www.fco.gov.uk/humanrights The film is one of the 'See Britain through my eyes' series featuring individuals from abroad looking at modern Britain in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tell us what you think of the film using the comment facility below.
Highlights of 2012: a GREAT year for Britain
 
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During 2012, the global spotlight was on the UK as we celebrated Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and hosted the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This video looks at some of the highlights from a GREAT year in Britain.
The Chevening Scholarship experience in Edinburgh
 
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Chevening Scholars from Indonesia, Ukraine, China and Malaysia talk about their experiences studying at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.
World War I overseas recipients of the Victoria Cross (Full)
 
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The remarkable stories of all 175 men from 11 different countries who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War are brought together in a single archive: http://ow.ly/5mFJ301qI4L
Future For Somalia: General Nasir
 
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YouTube star General Nasir talks about identity, comedy and his hopes for returning to Somalia one day. #FutureForSomalia
Doing business in Catalonia
 
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Cristina H. Valiñani , UK Trade & Investment Director for Catalonia, talks about business opportunities for UK companies in this region of Spain. Email us: [email protected] Follow us Twiiter: @UKTI_Barcelona
British Ambassador to Algeria, Martyn Roper, hosted a reception in honour of Mrs. Mouna Hamitouche
 
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British Ambassador to Algeria, Martyn Roper, hosted a reception in honour of Mrs. Mouna Hamitouche who was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen. Mouna Hamitouche is the first Algerian born Mayor of a UK town -- Islington and the first Algerian woman to get an MBE from The Queen.
St Andrew’s Day in Greece
 
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The British Embassy in Athens have created this short video celebrating St Andrew’s Day. Through the words of those who feel at home in both countries, they explore the affinities between Scotland and Greece; the people, the history, the islands, but perhaps not so much the weather.
NZ Chevening Scholar Natasha Lewis heads to the London School of Economics
 
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Natasha Lewis talks about why she has always wanted to study in the UK, and what she wants to achieve over the next 12 months.
Alumni Chevening dari Indonesia, Wiwie, berbagi pengalamannya tentang Chevening
 
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Dyah Widiastuti, Alumni Chevening 2010-2011 dari Indonesia yang belajar di University College London, berbagi pengalamannya tentang Chevening. Untuk informasi tentang beasiswa Chevening, kunjungi http://www.chevening.org
Doing business in Spain
 
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Martin Phelan, UK Trade & Investment Director for Iberia, talks about business opportunities for UK companies in Spain. Email contact: [email protected].uk Follow us: @UKTISpain
Human Trafficking -  Short Documentary in the Caribbean
 
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A short film to inform the public about human trafficking in the Caribbean and to raise awareness of this modern form of slavery.
Enjoy your holiday
 
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Make sure your next holiday is your best ever - British travellers share their experiences. For more holiday tips and travel advice, go to www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo

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