Twitter | Search | |
Rita French
UK International Ambassador for Human Rights & Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN. Economist. .
172
Tweets
269
Following
1,414
Followers
Tweets
Rita French Aug 19
On World Humanitarian Day today, we pay tribute to women humanitarians who risk their lives to help others. 250,000 aid workers are women – a figure that amounts to more than 40 per cent of the humanitarian workforce.
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
DFID Aug 19
On we’re shining a light on the heroic who are at the front line of the Ebola response tackling the deadly disease and stopping it from coming to the UK w/
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
Miriam Shearman Aug 19
Over 500 people killed and hundreds injured in Idlib since April. The escalation in violence is creating a dire humanitarian situation and must end. partners are working tirelessly to meet the growing needs in the Idlib area.
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
DFID Aug 19
On we’re shining a light on the heroic who are at the front line of the Ebola response tackling the deadly disease and stopping it from coming to the UK w/
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
UN Humanitarian Aug 18
19 August is the 🔟th anniversary of World Humanitarian Day. To mark the day, hour by hour, we will be sharing 24 stories of incredible working to make a difference in the 🌍. 👩🏿👩🏾👩🏽👩🏼👩🏻 Watch this space!!
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French Aug 17
A huge thank you to all our partners & friends that joined us for the Commonwealth & Brits Cricket Day in Geneva today. Sport is .
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French Aug 17
Sport is a common language cutting across generations, gender, race & culture. It encourages social inclusion, promotes discipline, leadership, team work & diversity - skills readily transferable to other parts of the economy. Amazing day at the Commonwealth & Brits Cricket Day.
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French Aug 17
Cricket is GREAT! Delighted to be hosting the inaugural Commonwealth & Brits Cricket Day w/ & Geneva Cricket Club. The power of sport goes beyond the playing field – first of many events to bring Brits & others from the wider Commonwealth together
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
UK Mission Geneva Aug 16
Ahead of tomorrow’s inaugural Commonwealth & Brits Cricket Day in partnership with & Geneva Cricket Club, staff warming up in the office with a kid’s Kwik Cricket set. 🏏
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French Aug 16
Education unlocks individual potential. It benefits society as a whole. And powers sustainable development. Access to education is a fundamental human right. The UK supports 12 years of quality education for boys and girls, starting with the basics of literacy and numeracy.
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
UK Mission Geneva Aug 14
The 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions is an opportunity for all States to renew their commitment to a common humanity and respect for IHL. In Geneva, the Conventions have become the global hub of humanitarian efforts. Photos courtesy of now:
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
UK Mission Geneva Aug 14
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. Seven decades later, they remain as relevant and necessary as ever to uphold international humanitarian law and protect victims from the harmful effects of armed conflict. Photos: then:
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French Jul 22
The UK Mission in Geneva is running its first ever Learning and Development Week. Today I gave colleagues an overview on delivering for Ministers and understanding how Whitehall works.
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
Julian Braithwaite Jul 18
has just announced that the Ebola outbreak in DRC is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. We call on major donors to mobilise, to give the UN the resources to bring this mounting crisis under control.
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
World Health Organization (WHO) Jul 17
Replying to @DrTedros
BREAKING NEWS: The outbreak in constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, citing concerning geographical expansion of the virus: WHO Director-General, following the IHR Emergency Committee’s recommendation
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
UK Mission Geneva Jul 17
Following another successful session of the Human Rights Council, our human rights team updated colleagues at our weekly breakfast meeting. They explained LGBT/Gender rights, child marriage and Syria amongst other important issues discussed at 🇬🇧🥐☕️
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
Foreign Office 🇬🇧 Jul 17
✍️ Defending media freedom 🌊 Protecting our planet 🙏 Championing freedom of religion or belief 🇬🇧 Protecting our people 🌍 Promoting peace & prosperity 🗳️ Human rights & democracy Just a few of the things UK diplomats are working on around the world every day.
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French Jul 15
Following the successful Conference in London last week, 🇬🇧 & 🇨🇦 have launched the Media Freedom Coalition - formed of governments who pledge to take action together when media freedom is at risk ✍🏽
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French retweeted
Human Rights at FCO Jul 15
Shortly, Lord Ahmad , along with the Bishop of Truro , will host the formal launch of the Final report of the Independent Review of support for persecuted Christians. Follow for live updates.
Reply Retweet Like
Rita French Jul 12
I am very lucky to be supported by such a GREAT team. A big thank you Human Rights 🇬🇧
Reply Retweet Like