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UK and Kenya on Disability Summit: Nothing about us, without us

Speech by High Commissioner Nic Hailey during a reception for Kenyan delegates heading to the Global Disability Summit in the UK

Cabinet Secretary Yatani, Ladies and Gentleman Good afternoon I am delighted to see so many of you here this afternoon ahead of the first, yes the first, Global Disability Summit in London on 24th July. The Summit which the UK, Kenya and the International Disability Alliance will co-host, will raise…

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Climate change threatens lives and economies across the globe

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Open Debate on the Climate and Security

Ambassador's Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN Speech: Thank you very much indeed Madam President, and may I once again thank and congratulate Sweden for picking such a good menu of themes for us to discuss in the Security Council. I was here in 2007 when we had…

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Minister for Africa welcomes peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Africa, has welcomed the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Commenting on the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Ethiopia and Eritrea signed on 9 July, Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin said: "In agreeing the Joint Declaration on 9 July, Prime Minister Abiy and President Isaias have taken a momentous step towards building a lasting peace between…

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Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council: Women, Peace and the Security in the Sahel

We would like to see even more effort be dedicated to integrating a gender perspective in strategies

Well, thank you very much indeed Minister for being with us again today. It’s fantastic to have you here and thank you for all the work Sweden has done on this important dossier. Particularly, for keeping it at the forefront of our minds in the Security Council and the way…

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The City of London's Offer to Nigeria

The Rt Hon Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman speaks on trade opportunities between the City of London and Nigeria

Honourable Minister, High Commissioner, ladies and gentlemen. It is a real honour to be here with you all this afternoon. I’d like to start by thanking the Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment whom I first met in London at the UK/Nigeria Trade & Investment Summit in the margins…

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An important step in the interests of peace and the people of South Sudan

Explanation of vote by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on South Sudan

Explanation of vote by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on South Sudan: Thank you very much Madam President. The United Kingdom welcomes the adoption of this important resolution today. The situation in South Sudan is appalling. Thousands have been killed.…

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UK welcomes outcome of Paris meeting of Libyan leaders on 29 May

Minister for the Middle East welcomes meeting of Libyan leaders in Paris on 29 May 2018

Minister for the Middle East, Mr Alistair Burt said: "The UK government welcomes yesterday’s meeting of Libyan leaders in Paris with Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General. The commitments entered into represent a potentially important step forward in Libya’s political transition, including in terms of creating the conditions…

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Ethiopia: Foreign Secretary statement on release of Andargachew Tsege

British man Andargachew Tsege, who has been on death row in Ethiopia for 4 years, has been released from prison after being pardoned

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: "I am pleased Andargachew Tsege is now able to reunite with his loved ones after being separated from them for so long. His case has been a priority for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and our staff have worked tirelessly to support him and his…

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Support for the G5 Sahel Force and reducing instability

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on peace and security in Africa

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on peace and security in Africa: Thank you Madam President. And may I thank our briefers from DPKO, from the G5 Sahel Task Force, from the African Union and from the European Union, and…

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A peaceful, secure, prosperous Libya through credible elections

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Libya

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Libya: Thank you very much, Madam President. Thank you to Ambassador Skoog for his briefing. And let me also very much welcome the briefing of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Ghassan…