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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Conflict: Children more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN on the continued use of child soldiers in conflict zones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 267722 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK is firmly committed to ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers and to protecting all children affected by armed conflict. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), we are using our membership to ensure that conflict-related child protection issues remain a key part of the Council discussions and to ensure that UN operations retain the necessary capacity to address all child protection issues, including the continued use of child soldiers in conflict zones.</p><p>For example, to mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers (Red Hand Day) the UK took part in a UNSC Arria meeting on protecting children in shrinking humanitarian spaces. The UK called for better integration of the Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) portfolio into UNSC country specific discussions and for all states to sign up to the key international commitments pertaining to ending the recruitment and use of children in conflict; the Paris Principles and Commitments; the Vancouver Principles; and the Optional Protocol on children in armed conflict. The UK also highlighted the importance of mainstreaming child protection in peacekeeping missions.</p><p>We will be participating in the annual CAAC debate in August and will continue to use our position on the UNSC to engage with the international community and advocate greater protection for children in armed conflict against all grave violations, including recruitment and use. As the Foreign and Commonwealth Minister of State responsible fpr Children and Armed Conflict, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon champions this agenda and is committed to raising it's profile and driving progress across Government and internationally.</p><p><strong>Background</strong></p><p>The UK is an active member of the United Nations Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), which leads the international response to the issue of child soldiers and child protection. This includes pressing those parties to conflict, listed in the UN Secretary-General's annual report on CAAC, to enter into concrete action plans with the UN to verify and release any child soldiers associated with armed groups and forces and to prevent re-recruitment. The UK is the largest single financial contributor to the office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for CAAC, contributing £800,000 in the last five years, and a member of the 'Global Coalition for Reintegration', a forum to generate new ideas for supporting reintegration programmes for children formerly associated with armed groups.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:26:37.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:26:37.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1133848
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading European Youth Foundation more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to the public purse will be of the UK contribution to the European Youth Foundation budget in the (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 267771 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Council of Europe’s (CoE) fiscal year is aligned with the calendar year (January – December). The UK’s 2019 CoE contribution included €369,002.54 towards the European Youth Foundation’s budget. The CoE’s budget for fiscal years 2020/21 has not yet been negotiated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:48:00.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:48:00.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1133905
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps he has taken to help reduce the number of children killed by airstrikes in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 267712 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>We regularly share experience with the Saudis for minimising civilian casualties. The UK continues to call on all parties to the conflict in Yemen to exercise restraint, comply fully with international humanitarian law and implement the Stockholm Agreement without delay to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:04:47.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:04:47.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1133906
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: International Assistance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support humanitarian access to Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 267713 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to actively call on all parties to the conflict to comply with UN Security Resolution 2451 (which was drafted and coordinated by the UK) by facilitating safe, rapid, and unhindered access for humanitarian actors across the country.</p><p> </p><p>We also continue to support access through our funding to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM). We provided £1.3 million in funding to UNVIM last financial year (2018/19) and expect to provide similar levels of support this financial year (2019/20). UNVIM facilitates commercial imports including critical supplies of food, fuel and medicine, into Hodeidah and Saleef ports by giving the coalition confidence that weapons are not being smuggled in on large commercial ships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:14:59.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:14:59.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this