To mark World Sleep Day, FCO's Julia Longbottom introduces Elinor, a British diplomat working in Libya, who shares how she tackles the challenges of sleeping and exercising in a conflict zone.
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Ben Merrick, Civil Service champion for visually impaired people, uses the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to tell us what he's been up to in 2018, and what a positive attitude and making sure he gets the support he needs has done for him.
Revisit stories of the First World War, including the part played by civil servants in the Civil Service Rifles, and find out where you can get involved in events to commemorate Armistice Day.
Sir Simon McDonald looks forward to the first Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in the UK since 1997.
Using his recent experience of handling a complex crisis as an example, FCO disability role model Ben Merrick gives his three top pieces of advice for coping with what life and work throws at you.
FCO Permanent Secretary Sir Simon McDonald recounts the part played by British embassy staff in returning a treasured personal possession to its rightful owners.
Ricky McSeveney, organiser of the learning sessions on Global Britain at Civil Service Live 2017, looks back at the events.
Ben Merrick says hearing a colleague say they knew of no visually impaired person in the Senior Civil Service inspires him as a disability role model.
The new memorial to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan recognises the contributions of all those who took part, both military and civilian.
FCO Permanent Secretary Simon McDonald looks at the findings of the Fletcher Report on the future of the FCO.