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‘Not decided yet’: David Miliband hints at political comeback

The former foreign secretary David Miliband has fuelled speculation that he is preparing a political comeback in Britain after he said nothing had yet been decided on his return and delivered a set piece foreign policy speech urging the UK to make greater cooperation with the EU. Miliband lost the...
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Rishi Sunak news – live: David Miliband hints at Commons return demanding EU ‘cooperation’

David Miliband has hinted that he could make a dramatic bid to return to parliament as he said the UK’s reputation has been “shredded” after Brexit.The former Labour cabinet minister called for closer ties with the EU as he said: “We’ve lost European cooperation because of Brexit – we’ve got to build it back.” But Mr Miliband declined to criticise Sir Keir’s approach to Brexit after the Labour leader vowed not to cross the “red line” of bringing back freedom of movement with the EU. “In respect of Europe, it seems to me what he’s trying to do is...
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David Miliband hints he could stand for Labour at general election

Former Labour cabinet minister David Miliband has hinted that he could make a dramatic bid to return to parliament.The ex-foreign secretary, defeated by his brother Ed Miliband for the Labour leadership in 2010, said a comeback had “not been decided yet”.The senior figure – who quit as an MP in 2013 – refused to rule out the idea of returning to the Commons when pushed on the matter by LBC presenter Andrew Marr.“That’s not been decided yet. That’s not done,” said Mr Miliband, after he was asked if he could stand at the next general election.He said: “I’m not...
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David Miliband hints at return to politics

David Miliband has hinted at a return to politics, as he said he was "enthusiastic about where Keir Starmer has taken Labour". The former Labour foreign secretary stood down as MP for South Shields in 2013, but now almost a decade on could be on his way back to the House of Commons.

Voices: David Miliband, Tony O Elumelu: Cop27 is over. Africa cannot wait any longer for climate action

This month’s Cop27 climate negotiations in Egypt were being called “Africa’s Cop”, a recognition of the daily impact of the climate crisis on communities across the continent.The question is whether climate negotiators used this opportunity to address the urgent, immediate needs of African communities around food security, adaptation and access to climate financing.We are already seeing how the climate crisis is negatively impacting food security and economic livelihoods tied to food production. Africa is home to 60 per cent of the world’s agricultural land and the majority of the population are smallholder farmers. While Africa has the potential to...

UK failing to do its bit to tackle global hunger crisis, David Miliband warns

The world has looked away from the spiralling global hunger crisis for too long, David Miliband has warned, as the “telltale signs” of famine loom in East Africa.During the first week of the Cop27 global climate summit, the president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) travelled to East Africa to draw attention to a humanitarian disaster fuelled by a climate-driven drought. Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are facing their longest-running drought in 40 years. Water sources are drying up, crops are failing, and cattle are dying in a place where agriculture and small-scale farming are the norm.Humanitarian appeals are dangerously...

David Miliband says US seen as ‘laggard’ on climate crisis and ‘strangely insouciant’ amid extreme disasters

David Miliband has warned that we are in the grips of a global “system failure”, imperiling some of the world’s most vulnerable people as they face increasingly extreme disasters.“Some 345 million people are in extreme, acute food insecurity compared to 135 [million] three years ago,” he told The Independent.“It’s getting worse even though we’ve got better at predicting some of these problems, that’s the truth. The case that it’s a system failure is easy to make — the hard case is what the hell to do about it.”Mr Miliband, a bright young thing of New Labour who became one...
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David Miliband: Conflict, climate and Covid fuelling humanitarian crises

As the world emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, there are fears of a global downturn, and possible recession, making humanitarian crises even more acute. With the Ukraine war entering its tenth month, resources for other crises are becoming limited as they are diverted there. In an exclusive interview with The...
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David Miliband on war crimes in Ukraine: “Accountability can be slow – but it’s essential”

In many conflict zones around the world, those in power are abusing their power – and disregarding international law. “I believe we’re living in a growing age of impunity,” says David Miliband, the former U.K. Foreign Secretary and the current President and CEO of the key humanitarian aid group International Rescue Committee. Social media and technology has made it possible to document the war in Ukraine in real time. “That’s the first step towards accountability,” Miliband says. “We need to get into the minds of those in combat that they will be held to justice.”April 9, 2022.

David Miliband, International Rescue Committee president and CEO, on Ukraine's humanitarian crisis - "The Takeout"

Evidence of possible war crimes in Ukraine is mounting — and quickly — thanks to the proliferation of cell phones and other technology like drones, satellites and CCTV. "This is a very well-documented crisis. This has not been done under cover. It's been done in full view of Bellingcat or New York Times satellites that are reporting on the facts," says International Rescue Committee CEO David Miliband. "It's the first cell phone war."
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David Miliband on Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis – “The Takeout”

Evidence of possible war crimes in Ukraine is mounting — and quickly — thanks to the proliferation of cell phones and other technology like drones, satellites and CCTV. “This is a very well-documented crisis. This has not been done under cover. It’s been done in full view of Bellingcat or New York Times satellites that are reporting on the facts,” says International Rescue Committee CEO David Miliband. “It’s the first cell phone war.”
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David Miliband: On top of the refugees who fled Ukraine, ‘6.5 million Ukrainians on the run inside their own country’

International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss what’s being done to help refugees fleeing Russia’s military onslaught, including the “six and a half million Ukrainians on the run inside their own country.” Miliband explains the importance of President Biden’s “two-pronged strategy” to both support refugees in Eastern Europe and to deliver aid within Ukraine “in the midst of fighting and moving conflict lines.” He adds that the IRC is “determined to work with the U.S. administration” to “speed up the process” of “welcoming 100,000 Ukrainians to America.” March 25, 2022.
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David Miliband hopes “Europe rediscovers its values” as Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis unfolds

More than 368,000 people have already fled Ukraine in the first few days since Russia invaded the country, and perhaps twice as many are displaced within the country. It’s a massive challenge for a region of the world that has experienced other refugee and humanitarian crises in recent years, but countries like Poland and Hungary have said that they will welcome Ukrainian refugees – even though they’ve opposed Syrian refugees in the recent past. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee says that there’s unity among the European nations on this issue and the continent has the potential infrastructure to help. “I think that Europe has no excuse for not getting this right,” he says.Feb. 27, 2022.

End United Nations veto in mass atrocity cases, urges David Miliband

Britain must back calls for countries in the United Nations security council to give up their veto on cases of alleged mass atrocities, genocide and war crimes, the former foreign secretary David Miliband has said. Miliband, now the president of the New York-based NGO, International Rescue Committee, said he supported...