Baroness Warsi signs petition in support of the UN

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Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister of State at the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, today signed UNA-UK's petition of support for a strong, credible and effective United Nations.

Launched on 24 October 2012 - UN Day - the petition affirms that the UN remains an essential tool for building a safer, fairer and more sustainable world, but that in order to be effective, it needs the support of people and governments alike. The petition therefore called for a strong display of support for the UN's vital work, and for ideas on what issues it should tackle as a priority.

Over 1,600 UNA-UK members and supporters added their names to the petition, which was handed to Baroness Warsi today by UNA-UK Chairman Sir Jeremy Greenstock and Acting Director Natalie Samarasinghe.

The document included a summary of the main themes raised by those who signed the petition. A visual representation of these issues is presented below.

Along with international organisations, Baroness Warsi's portfolio includes human rights, and she has championed initiatives to promote women's rights and freedom of religion and belief - two issues that were raised repeatedly by UNA-UK members and supporters.

Earlier today, the FCO launched its 2012 Human Rights & Democracy report, in which both themes are also heavily featured.

 

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