Sir Simon McDonald looks forward to the first Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in the UK since 1997.
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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.
Do you know which was the first legislative body to have equal numbers of male and female members? Find out this and other fascinating facts thrown up by Devolution Learning Week.
Sir Simon McDonald looks at how the FCO are rising to the challenges and opportunities the recent Spending Review presents.
Our Ambassador in Afghanistan, Karen Pierce, tells us about a typical embassy Christmas in Kabul.