"There's no point being in politics if you don't stand up for what you believe in."
Watch Tony Blair express why we can't afford to continue as we are and why we urgently need a new plan for the #FutureOfBritain. bit.ly/3Uotirm
Young people are losing faith in democracy and becoming increasingly open to authoritarian leadership styles.
Despite this, democracy can thrive as long as young people feel they have a home and a voice in progressive politics. bit.ly/3iwzLDk
We must join across the political spectrum in delivering practical solutions, with young people playing an active role.
Here's a recap of the main talking points discussed at the last conference back in June. bit.ly/3iCrsFW
Since the first #FutureOfBritain conference, we've been shaping a plan for the UK to tackle its challenges. But what does this future hold?
On Sat 11 December, we'll be hosting the #FutureOfBritain #NextGen22 event with @mylifemysay, empowering young people to lead their future.
Peaceful, credible elections are vital for Nigeria’s future and for Africa’s wider adoption of democracy.
@bulamabukarti's 2023 election overview explores the threats from non-state groups and how Nigeria & its partners can minimise violence and division. bit.ly/3iuWXC1
In my latest paper for the @InstituteGC, I highlight the security threats facing Nigeria's 2023 elections and urge Nigerian authorities and their international partners to provide peaceful and credible elections. bit.ly/3iuWXC1
The war in Ukraine shows how emerging digital economies can work with tech companies for better access to cutting-edge capabilities.
@MelanieGarson, @jeegarkakkad & @FurlongPete examine how to build intelligent power for artificially intelligent warfare. bit.ly/3u94N6S
Young people must have a central role in politics and decision-making if we are to transform Britain’s future.
Join us on Sat 10th December for the #FutureOfBritain Next Generation Conference in partnership with @mylifemysay.
Get your free tickets here: bit.ly/3UaqZrO
"It’s important to realise that the country is ready for a sensible and pragmatic way through Brexit.”
Listen to Tony Blair chat with @maitlis & @jonsopel on the @TheNewsAgents podcast about the Brexit settlement and more. bit.ly/3ORzYx6
A new @InstituteGC report out today, arguing that we need a new debate about the post-Brexit relationship with the EU and setting out how the current UK-EU deal could be improved with a bit less ideology and more pragmatism.
A couple of key messages:
Brexit isn’t working. With most British public agreeing that Brexit has worsened the economy, voters want to see improvements quickly.
@AntonSpisak sets out a new approach for a future government on what needs to change to restore relations with the EU. bit.ly/3Uf5EgG
A lack of laws to tackle cyber harassment is driving a rise in gender-based violence in Africa.
New laws should be created with African women in mind.
Read how technology is worsening this problem and how new advances can protect more women and girls. bit.ly/3gA0oqh
In October, we brought together leading women in tech at a roundtable to give their views on the barriers women face across Southeast Asia.
Here’s how we can create a more diverse environment for women in the field. bit.ly/3GKExal
Women in Africa are leading the way on tech policy, playing a vital role in developing the digital ecosystem.
With AI estimated to contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030, here's how Africa can accelerate AI adoption. bit.ly/3GKExal
Women are significantly underrepresented in decision-making and influence in our increasingly tech-driven world.
We must enable more diverse thinking and empower future generations of women by amplifying new voice in solving the world’s biggest problems.
The death of #MahsaAmini has made her a symbol of resistance not just for the cause of women but all Iranians suffocated by the brutal regime.
Our polling brings powerful insights as to why the removal of the hijab became a symbol of regime change. bit.ly/3GBbBl5
The people of Iran have shown incredible bravery over the past two months, despite the regime’s violent crackdown.
Read Tony Blair’s foreword in support of the Iranian people in our cutting-edge report that brings a view from the streets like never before.
It's been two months since the tragic murder of #MahsaAmini by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
While anti-regime protests have captivated the international community, how have protests against the hijab led to widespread unrest across the country?
Tony Blair’s statement on the earthquake in Indonesia
More widely, the Middle East faces challenges, but there is palpable support for change.
People have been wanting progress on many fronts, but are these changes being acknowledged in the West? bit.ly/3OmFWph
Iran has been restricting women’s rights and erasing them from society.
@KasraAarabi & @JemimaShelley set out why the West and its feminists must support Iranian women’s struggle against the regime’s misogynistic policies. bit.ly/3o798Vf
For the first time in history, we could be witnessing the makings of a revolution led by women, not men.
While dissent has manifested itself on the streets, the unrest in Iran shows that anti-regime protests are getting larger in size & scale. bit.ly/3EnVg0a
Iranians demand regime change, not reform. For decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran has violently suppressed women, men and children and spread terror across the Middle East.
Despite crackdowns on the #IranProtests, the revolution gets stronger every day.
Global health is a key pillar of the “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” agenda at #G20.
Our #OneShotCampaign calls for a public health solution to fight preventable diseases that draws on innovations in vaccines and preventative injectables to save millions of lives.
This is only the start for our exciting vision for the future of global health and our support to the #G20 and #B20.
We look forward to seeing our ambitions through to the next summits under India’s presidency.
This morning Tony Blair addressed the #B20 participants, calling on countries around the world to ensure that as they grow, they do so in a way that benefits the most citizens to secure an equal and prosperous future.
Watch his address here: