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"Whole of UN" approach in West Africa

Statement by David Clay, UK Deputy Political Coordinator to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Peace Consolidation in West Africa

Thank you, Mr President, and thank you, SRSG Chambas, for your briefing and for your team’s work in West Africa and the Sahel. Your efforts continue to be an invaluable bulwark against the forces of instability in the region. Mr President, the United Kingdom welcomes the progress set out by…

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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Eritrea in February 2019

Mr Alisdair Walker has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Eritrea

Mr Alisdair Walker has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Eritrea in succession to Mr Ian Richards. Mr Walker will take up his appointment in February 2019. CURRICULUM VITAE Full name: Alisdair Walker Married to: Sue Walker Children: Three 2015 to 2018 FCO, Head, China Internal Section,…

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Preventing further conflict in Cameroon and the Lake Chad Basin

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

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen Thank you Mr President. I may I also thank Special Representative Fall and Ms Ghelani of OCHA for briefing the Council today and for all that your respective teams are doing in what is a complicated and difficult region as you’ve both set out. Today…

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British Ambassador to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) delivers speech to mark International Anti-Corruption Day

The British Ambassador, John Murton, spoke at the opening of an event in Kinshasa to mark International Anti-Corruption Day

Ambassador Murton said: “I would like to welcome and to sincerely thank you all for coming here today, to attend this event, to mark the recent International Anti-corruption Day that took place on Sunday.” “I would like to sincerely thank the DRC Private Sector Anti-corruption Initiative, led by Ms Marie-Chantal…

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Country Director for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) Ghana Country Director's speech at Education is GREAT event

DFID Country Director, Philip Smith delivered a speech at an Education is GREAT event held on Universal Children's Day

Philip Smith Speech: Honourable Ministers, British High Commissioner, Director General of Ghana Education Service, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and girls! Good afternoon everyone and happy Universal Children’s Day. Today marks the 59th anniversary of the date that world leaders came together at the United Nations to adopt the Declaration and…

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Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Scheme (by Iain Walker)

British High Commissioner to Ghana authored an op-ed, which was also featured in a Ghanaian daily - Daily Graphic Newspaper, on his experience with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Attributed to Iain Walker British High Commissioner to Ghana:  This week, Accra hosts the Global Forum for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award scheme (known in Ghana as the “Head of State Awards”). Celebrating its 30th anniversary, it is the first time this Forum has ever been held in Accra. The…

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Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council Briefing on the Central African Republic

Delivered on: 23 October 2018 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)

Thank you Mr President and a big thank you to all of our briefers. I would like to in particular ask SRSG Onanga and SR Moussa to pass on to their teams on the ground the thanks of the Council for the work they do in difficult circumstances and I…

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Minister for Africa statement on Cameroon elections

Minister Harriett Baldwin gave a statement on the recent elections in Cameroon and the situation in the Anglophone regions

Following the recent elections in Cameroon, the Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin said: "The UK congratulates President Paul Biya on his re-election. We remain deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in the Anglophone regions, which continue to suffer from high levels of violence and human rights abuses perpetrated by both…

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British High Commissioner's speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

Welcome everyone. Your excellency The Vice President of Ghana Dr. Bawumia, Honorable Minister of Finance, Honorable Minister of Trade, Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade & Export promotion in the UK, Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public in the Policy Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University,…

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Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion delivered a speech at the UK-Ghana Investment Summit in Accra

Your excellencies The President and Vice President of Ghana, Honorable Minister, High Commissioners, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. Thank you. I am delighted to be here in Accra to welcome you all here to this first UK-Ghana Investment Summit (Ghana). It is the culmination of a great deal…