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star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Visits Abroad more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the timing, and the possible impact of, a Ministerial visit to Zimbabwe and its neighbouring states to discuss UK support for political and economic stability in Zimbabwe; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The Minister for Africa visited Zimbabwe on 23 and 24 November. He met with actors from across the political spectrum, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru. The UK is clear that the only way for Zimbabwe to achieve a legitimate government is through free and fair elections. We welcome President Mnangagwa's commitment to hold free and fair elections next year and we will do all we can to support a legitimate government rebuild the country, working with international and regional partners. The visit was an early opportunity to deliver these messages. Both the Foreign Secretary and the Minister for Africa are engaging with the region and other international partners on this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T16:29:28.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T16:29:28.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Commonwealth more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of Zimbabwe's return to the Commonwealth, and of the steps necessary to secure this. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3319 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
unstar this property answer text <p>Zimbabwe will need to demonstrate commitment to free and fair elections, the rule of law and independence of the judiciary, as per the Commonwealth's admission criteria. Their eventual readmittance to the Commonwealth will be a matter for all Commonwealth members to decide following a formal approach by Zimbabwe to the Commonwealth Secretariat.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:21:20.85Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:21:20.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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790411
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star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Commonwealth more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth to support the Commonwealth's re-engagement with Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3321 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
unstar this property answer text <p>​Her Majesty's Government officials have clarified the process that would need to be followed for Zimbabwe to re-join the Commonwealth with the Commonwealth Secretary General on Monday 20 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:22:35.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:22:35.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: African Union more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have offered to the African Union for its activities in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3320 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The African response to the situation in Zimbabwe is being led by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). The UK supports its efforts. The Minister for Africa, Rory Stewart MP (Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border) discussed Zimbabwe with AU Chairperson Faqi on Wednesday 22 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:21:53.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:21:53.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sub-Saharan Africa: Unemployment more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the likely impact of the outcomes of the Valletta Conference on Migration in reducing youth unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3776 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The Action Plan agreed at the Valletta Summit on 11/12 November set out a clear strategy for tackling irregular migration that focuses on the root causes as well as the consequences. The Plan highlighted in particular the importance of providing greater job opportunities for young men and women, and stepping up support to young people in acquiring labour market-relevant skills through education, vocational training and access to digital technologies. These efforts will be supported through increased EU and bilateral funding - including a new EU Trust Fund - which we assess will help tackle youth unemployment and other drivers of migration.</p><p>The UK is committed to ensuring that the pledges made at Valletta are followed up quickly and that progress is monitored. In the Horn of Africa, the main mechanism to achieve this will be the EU/African Union “Khartoum Process” on tackling migration. The UK took on the chair of the Khartoum Process on 23 November and hosted a Senior Officials Meeting in London on 24 November. Alongside our partners, we will use this process to drive forward concrete action.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T15:53:08.963Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T15:53:08.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sub-Saharan Africa: Migration more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the resources allocated by the EU to address the root causes of informal migration in Sub-Saharan Africa. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3779 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes the EU’s ongoing, and growing, commitment to supporting development in Africa. At the Valletta Summit, EU and African leaders made clear their shared determination to provide a comprehensive solution to irregular migration that deals with the root causes as well as responds to the consequences. To support these efforts the EU launched a £1.3billion Trust Fund to improve stability in Africa and tackle the drivers of migration, to which the UK announced a £2million direct contribution. Factoring in our contribution via other EU funds, the UK’s total contribution to the overall fund is approximately £187million. In total the EU will spend around €10billion in Africa between now and 2020 to help create jobs, security, better living standards and better governance. We believe that this increased assistance will play an important role in helping tackle the root causes of irregular migration.</p><p>Member States also contribute through bilateral funding, and the UK alone provides £4billion a year in aid to Africa. At Valletta the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), announced an additional £200 million package for Africa, which will help build more resilience to economic and environmental pressures; support those displaced by recent crises; and provide greater access to services, education and economic development programmes.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-12-02T15:34:40.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T15:34:40.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sub-Saharan Africa: Human Trafficking more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (1) the role of law enforcement in Sub-Saharan Africa in deterring and apprehending people smugglers, and (2) the capacity of those forces to fulfil that role. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3777 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
unstar this property answer text At the Valletta Summit on 11 and 12 November, EU and African leaders made clear their shared determination to provide a comprehensive solution to irregular migration that deals with the root causes as well as responds to the consequences. Both European and African law enforcement agencies have an important role to play in delivering that solution. A key tenet of the Action Plan agreed at the Summit was to strengthen further our collective efforts to prevent and fight against migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings through effective border management, enhanced intelligence-sharing and the implementation of the relevant legal frameworks. Through the new EU Trust Fund on migration, as well as bilateral activity, we will help build the capacity of law enforcement agencies in Africa to go after the criminal gangs and smuggling networks that profit from human misery. In Valetta the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), announced further funding for the UK’s Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce, now totalling £50million for 2015-2020. The Taskforce brings together officers from the National Crime Agency, Border Force, Immigration Enforcement and the Crown Prosecution Service with the task of pursuing and disrupting organised crime groups involved in the people smuggling trade in countries of source, transit and destination.
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-12-02T15:30:12.433Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T15:30:12.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the situation in South Sudan; and what actions they are taking to work with religious leaders to promote reconciliation in the current civil war there. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL4545 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
unstar this property answer text We remain deeply concerned by the situation in South Sudan. Nearly 2 million people have been displaced and thousands killed. We welcome the Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) agreement of 1 February between the parties to the conflict but this needs to be implemented and a transitional government formed. Throughout the peace negotiations we have been clear that any transitional government must listen to the diverse range of voices that exist within South Sudan including the important role that religious leaders can have in the reconciliation process. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-05T15:22:52.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-05T15:22:52.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to advance freedom of religion and belief in (1) Saudi Arabia, (2) Pakistan, (3) Myanmar, and (4) the Central African Republic. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL5364 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government strongly supports the right to freedom of religion or belief and our views are well known.</p><p><strong>Saudi Arabia:</strong> <br>We regularly raise our concerns with the Government of Saudi Arabia using a range of Ministerial and diplomatic channels of communication, including the British Embassy and through the European Union in Riyadh. We will continue to look for opportunities to work with Saudi Arabia in encouraging greater freedom of religion or belief. We received positive messages from the Saudi authorities on the tolerance of religious minorities and freedom of religion or belief.</p><p><strong>Pakistan:</strong><br>During his visit to Pakistan in November 2017, the Minister for Asia and the Pacific raised the treatment of religious minorities, including discrimination and violence against the Ahmadiyya Muslim and Christian communities, with Pakistan's Ministry of Human Rights. The Foreign Secretary raised religious tolerance and the importance of safeguarding the rights of all Pakistan's citizens during his visit to Pakistan in November 2016. The UK has supported projects in Pakistan to promote greater tolerance and religious freedom. Pakistan remains a priority for UK development assistance, with programmes designed to improve human rights that include promoting tolerance of religious minorities.</p><p><strong>Burma:</strong> <br>I raised concerns about the treatment of religious and ethnic minorities in Burma at the Human Rights Council in September 2017. The treatment of the Rogingya is of particular concern, the Foreign Secretary raised this with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma on 11 February. British Embassy Rangoon has been supporting local projects addressing the drivers of prejudice and inter-communal violence. In 2017 we delivered a two-day inter-faith dialogue and a workshop for civil servants, parliamentarians and non-government organisations.</p><p><strong>Central African Republic:</strong> <br>We are working with the international community, including through the UN peacekeeping Mission (MINSUCA), to support the Central African Republic government's efforts to end the violence and bring about reconciliation and stability. In January, with our UN Security Council partners, the UK also agreed a mandate to sanction individuals who incite violence on an ethnic or religious basis (UN Resolution 2399). Since 2013, the UK has provided £63 million in humanitarian aid for those affected by the violence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T17:05:51.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T17:05:51.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government in which countries the Magna Carta Fund has been used to support projects to advance freedom of religion and belief. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has used the Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy since its inception in financial year 2016/17 to support work to advance freedom of religion or belief in the following countries: Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, Malaysia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T16:28:58.46Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T16:28:58.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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