FCO in Action case studies

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Chinstrap Antarctic penguin (Image courtesy of Discovering Antarctica website)

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Not many people know a lot about Antarctica other than it's a frozen, windswept continent with no permanent inhabitants.

Bulgarian poster - protecting children on the web

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Internet use in Bulgaria is big and while that has many benefits it also carries many risks, particularly for children. To tackle the potential dangers head-on, a number of projects have been launched with UK help.

Black-browed albatross, Falkland Islands. Ann Brown, Falklands Conservation

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How the FCO is helping Britiain's far-flung Overseas Territories protect their animals and birds

Moscow Champions League Final - Man U celebrate win/ copyright Getty images

Moscow football diary

The staff at our Moscow embassy helped over 40, 000 football fans enjoy the Champions' League Final between Man U and Chelsea on 21 May. Read about how they prepared for their arrival and helped those who needed it on the night.

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One of the world's biggest rainforests is now officially protected, thanks to the vital help of local Foreign Office staff.

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As a candidate for EU membership, Croatia is working hard to get its courts operating to EU justice standards.

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Despite the bouts of political instability suffered by Pakistan over the years, the country's youth are being put through their democratic paces.

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Imagine you’re an average teenage girl. Maybe you’re worried about getting good A level results or even GCSE grades. Then one day you’re forced to travel to your family's homeland......and forced to marry a man you’ve never even met.

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In the heart of South America the FCO is involved in a key initiative to ‘predict’ possible scenarios if climate change is not tackled head on.

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Last year, FCO's British Hajj Delegation (BHD) helped more than 25,000 British Muslims make a safe, sacred journey to Mecca.

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The Radical Middle Way is a Muslim grassroots movement dedicated to making mainstream Islam relevant to young British Muslims.

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Despite being a growing and dynamic economy, doing business in Mexico is tough. Budding entrepreneurs must cut their way through thickets of paperwork, and it is hard to keep track of new and changing regulations.

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China-UK links are growing fast. Not only does the UK run the quickest visa service in China; more and more Chinese students and tourists are coming to Britain.

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US states are moving faster than the US government to cut carbon emissions and increase their alternative energy sources. The latest to sign up is Florida.

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The UK is doing its bit in Guatemala by encouraging parents to register their children at birth.

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FCO staff in the British High Commission regularly go to hospitals and prisons to check out what is happening to Zimbabwean citizens. Here is their latest blog on the horrendous attack on Movement for Democratic Change staff in their office in Zaka.

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FCO staff worldwide have to keep up to speed with all the political or social crises in the country to which they have been posted. Our ambassador in Lebanon is no exception and here is an extract from her latest blog.

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The UK has helped launch a full commercial stem cell service in Canada offering a cure for injuries to horses' tendons and ligaments.

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The FCO is helping the small west African country of Guinea Bissau to heal the wounds of conflict by funding a programme to collect and destroy small and light weapons.

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Meet Ayesha from Morocco. Her life has changed for the better. She now feels confident about discussing her rights with her husband since learning about the country's new family law.

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A British company is giving many amputees back their former dexterity with its groundbreaking bionic hand.

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The new FCO Arabic website closely mirrors the look and feel of the FCO main website and will eventually provide our Arabic readers with the same tools.

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The new FCO Urdu website closely mirrors the look and feel of the FCO main website and will eventually provide our Urdu readers with the same tools.

Sights and sounds of Sudan - day one

I'm Peter Ricketts and it’s part of my job as Head of the Foreign Office to get around and see our staff serving overseas. I’m travelling on this trip to Sudan with the Head of the Department for International Development, Minouche Shafik.

Standing proud in Kinshasa

Many children suffering from polio in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, have been helped by the charity, Stand Proud, supported by local Foreign Office staff.

India leads the way with new points-based visas

Highly-skilled Indians who want to work in Britain can now apply for their visas under the new UK points-based system (PBS).

Foreign Office - latest case studies of our work

From tackling climate change to promoting human rights, our staff are working around the world for a better world - find out how!

The UK and the Carribbean

Find out about our work and ties with the Carribbean region.