David Miliband - International Rescue Committee


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It's very important that political complexity within a country doesn't overwhelm fundamental rights. These untended humanitarian disasters are just the fuel for futher radicalisation and that is something that is going to dominate future UN general assemblies if it's not addressed now.feedback
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Sep 19 2017 Burma
David Miliband has been quoted 53 times. The one recent article where David Miliband has been quoted is Britain leads calls for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to act. Most recently, David Miliband was quoted as having said, “I think it is very important that this does not become personalised around one person, and I think that it is very important in the week the United Nations General Assembly meets in New York that there is a unified message that says that the basic norms of human rights and protection of minorities but also the essential need for humanitarian aid to flow, that those norms are followed in Myanmar just as elsewhere and it's very important that the political complexity inside a country does not overwhelm fundamental rights.”.
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Mar 22 2017 - Iraq

The US needs to decide what role it wants to play, and who it wants to ally with, in the debates about the future of those parts of Syria still outside government control, and the future shape of a national government. This cannot be considered independently of the commitment to defeat Isis in Iraq, where the US again faces the conundrum that Iran has the same declared enemy, but where victory threatens to extend its influence.feedback

Mar 18 2017

This is the worst possible time to make cuts.feedback

Mar 16 2017

What's more, the U.S. foreign assistance budget makes up a mere 1 percent of the federal budget - a tiny category of discretionary spending which saves lives and spreads goodwill around the world.feedback

Feb 09 2017 - Refugees

I am heartened that the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals showed that care for refugees and commitment to American security go together. The confusion and chaos that resulted from the Administration's hasty and harmful executive order should be a lesson to keep intact carefully developed procedures that have kept America safe.feedback

Feb 09 2017 - Refugees

We are grateful that we can get back to work resettling refugees who have fled the terrors of war and violence, while also caring for those who remain trapped in conflict zones.feedback

Feb 06 2017 - Refugees

Airbnb has been supporting refugees well before the current controversies. Airbnb's mission to bring strangers together who help each other in various ways is core to our mission as well. So many Americans were refugees. It's core to the identity and success of the country.feedback

Jan 30 2017 - Iraq

This is a propaganda gift for all those who would do harm to the United States. These are people who have literally risked their lives for the national security of the United States. They are targeted in Iraq for supporting the U.S., and so the substance of the policies really needs to be looked at. I would say to her, it's always tough to do a U-turn. The green card change is the first of the minor U-turns. But I've been in government. I know it's much better to do a U-turn fast than to have it pulled out of you over months and years.feedback

Jan 28 2017 - Refugees

America must remain true to its core values. America must remain a beacon of hope.feedback

Jan 28 2017

This is no time for America to turn its back on people ready to become patriotic Americans.feedback

May 26 2016 - Refugees

With 60 percent of refugees living in urban areas, humanitarian actors have begun to realize that the traditional service delivery model focused on camps is not appropriate in towns and cities.feedback

May 26 2016

Urbanization should be very positive for the country. It is a very efficient tool for development, but it cannot be delivered if there is no commitment.feedback

Mar 08 2016 - Refugees

Countries like Greece both have to deal with the current wave of refugees who are here at the moment, about 40,000 to 50,000, but also ensure it's in a position in case more people come later this year or next year.feedback

Sep 27 2010

I am so proud of my campaign, I am so proud of my party, but above all I am incredibly proud of my brother.feedback

May 06 2010

If no party has an absolute majority then no party has an absolute moral right to a monopoly of power. There is a moral injunction to us to talk to each other, that is the new politics.feedback

Apr 20 2010

The plan is to make sure that we use Spain, southern Spain as a hub for the return of British people, whether they be in Europe or further afield. Many people are making their own way via train and coach, and we want to make sure there are additional coaches, additional trains, additional ferries across the channel to get them back as quickly as possible.feedback

Mar 23 2010

Taking this together with other inquiries, and the link to Israel established by SOCA (the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency), we have concluded that there are compelling reasons to believe that Israel was responsible for the misuse of the British passports.feedback

Mar 23 2010

Given that this was a very sophisticated operation, in which high quality forgeries were made, the government judges it is highly likely that the forgeries were made by a state intelligence service.feedback

Jan 29 2010 - Afghanistan

We now need to implement the agreement that was made in London yesterday. I think it is a very strong agreement about security, about governance, about economy and above all the political settlements Afghanistan needs.feedback

Jan 28 2010

The intention is for some provinces to transition by late 2010/early 2011, on the road to meet President Karzai's commitment that half of Afghanistan provinces would have an Afghan security leadership within three years and the whole of Afghanistan would be under Afghan security leadership within five years.feedback

Dec 31 2009

I think there's been a big change in Iraq to do with the shift of groups that were committed to furthering their ends through violence, committing to the political process ahead of the elections in Iraq next March. That is the foundation of the release today.feedback

Dec 04 2009 - Afghanistan

I believe that every single Foreign Minister attending this meeting and every single Government, needs to ask themselves whether they are doing the maximum possible on the military and civilian side to insure success in Afghanistan.feedback

Oct 27 2009 - Portugal

The Lisbon Treaty gives us the opportunity and the responsibility to play a major role in the world. I think that we need strong leadership to achieve that.feedback

Oct 26 2009 - Portugal

I think that every country will consider for themselves what sort of person they want. That's the issue that we have to decide on first, and then the personalities come later. I think very strongly it is not a competition between large and small countries. This is about a common European interest.feedback

Oct 17 2009

I think it's very important that we preserve the fundamental principle of our intelligence relationships, not just with the US, but with other countries, which is that if we give them our secrets they protect them, and if they give us their secrets we protect them as well. These documents have been given to Mr Mohamed's defence counsel, but I don't think it's right that they're just published into the public domain.feedback

Sep 24 2009

We acknowledge the recent measures taken by Iran regarding its cooperation with the IAEA and encourage Iran to cooperate further with the IAEA to resolve the remaining issues which need to be clarified to exclude the possibility of military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme.feedback

Sep 10 2009

I think we're first of all here to sound the alarm that there is a real danger that the Copenhagen deal won't be achieved unless there is a renewal of political momentum.feedback

Jul 27 2009

The elections on August 20 need to be both credible and inclusive. These will be the first Afghan-led elections since the 1970s. We are all doing all we can to help ensure that the process is as credible and fair as possible, with additional troops, with election observers as well.feedback

Jul 22 2009

I want to say on behalf on the British Government, that we are absolutely determined to be part of a coord (interrupted) … process that brings further tangible benefits to the people of Gibraltar and the people of Spain as well.feedback

Jun 26 2009

I think there is unity here that it is for the Iranian people to choose their government, but it's for the Iranian government to protect their people. And the violence that we have seen over the last 10 days – the killings and the beatings – are deplorable and they show a failure to protect their own people.feedback

Jun 05 2009

I think that Britain needs strong and progressive government more than ever, and I think that the prime minister and the rest of us have a big responsibility to provide that, and that applies on the domestic scene and the international scene.feedback

Dec 30 2008

Secondly, I think the EU does have an important humanitarian role. There is big EU money that needs to go in to help provide the food and the fuel and the medicines that are desperately needed in Gaza.feedback

Dec 17 2008

The responsibility for a resolution of the Middle East conflict does not fall to Israel and the Palestinians, though they must lead the process. It falls to every state in the region, for the only sustainable peace must be a 23 state solution, not just a two state solution.feedback

Nov 19 2008 - Somalia

Britain will from next month be leading a European Union foreign defence policy group that works to use European military assets, naval assets, to disrupt and to tackle the scourge of piracy in the Gulf of Aden.feedback

Nov 03 2008

The Democratic Republic of Congo government should take proper command of its forces, honour its obligations under the Nairobi accords and establish channels of communication with all communities in the country and all its neighbours. The Nairobi agreement also requires active steps from the government of Rwanda and we look to the government there to fulfill its reponsibilities.feedback

Nov 02 2008

There are 17,000 UN troops in the country at the moment. What we do need to do is make sure that those troops are redeployed in the regions that are under great stress, so the humanitarian aid can get in. But we also know that while Humanitarian aid depends on security, security depends on a proper political process.feedback

Sep 23 2008

It is no exaggeration to say that you have transformed the political debate about international development in this country over the last eleven years, and we should take inspiration from that.feedback

Sep 22 2008

These Tories are beatable. Let's say it with conviction…The toughest day in government is 10 times better than the easiest day in opposition, not for us but for the people that we represent.feedback

Sep 08 2008

I'm absolutely convinced that Gordon can lead us to victory, that he's a man of enormous integrity, values, drive and vision and I think that we're going to prove people wrong.feedback

Aug 27 2008

We don't intend to allow the (Russian) military, which could be used in action or aggression against another country, to use our territory as a base.feedback

Jun 27 2008

The language of condemnation in the presidential statement is something that I think is very important in trying to take away the last shreds of legitimacy that exist for the Mugabe regime and we look forward to taking forward that debate at the UN.feedback

Jun 23 2008

There is not a military option for Britain when it comes to Zimbabwe, but it is significant that African states are now talking about a peacekeeping force. Obviously it would be an African force. But today is the day for political clarity from leaders around the world and that is what we want.feedback

Jan 17 2008 - US, Russia relations

Russia has failed to show any legal reasons under Russian or international law why the British Council should not continue to operate. Therefore, instead of taking legal action against the council, the Russian government has resorted to the intimidation of council's staff. We saw similar actions during the Cold War but frankly thought that they had been put behind us.feedback

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