The 2000s

By the end of the 90s the Cold War was all but forgotten. Technology was improving our lives and there was hope that many of the world's problems - such as conflict, poverty and the environment - could be tackled.

But as we reach the end of the 'noughties' all is not well. War, terrorism, natural disasters, pandemics and crumbling economies dominate the headlines.

But hey-ho, it's not all doom and gloom. At least things look good at NEBOSH - now seen across the world as a mark of quality and professionalism in occupational safety and health...