All Party Parliamentary Group
The All‐Party Parliamentary Group on the United Nations (UN APPG) is a cross‐party group supporting the aims and ideals of the United Nations. Our primary objective is to raise awareness among MPs and Peers – about the UN; about its myriad contributions across the areas of peace and security, development and human rights; about the scope of international law and its relevance to the UK; and, crucially, about the applicability of the UN to the people who make up the British electorate.
In partnership with UN APPG Officers, UNA-UK sets out the strategic plan for the Group for each parliamentary session and reports back on the activity of the Group to its members.
The UN APPG meets six to eight times a year to provide a platform for high‐level international speakers. Recent speakers have included:
- Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General;
- Sir Nigel Rodley, Member, UN Human Rights Committee;
- Gareth Evans, Co-Chair, Global Centre for R2P and former Australian Foreign Minister;
- Adama Dieng, UN Special Advisor for Genocide Prevention;
- Sir Mark Lyall Grant, UK Permanent Representative to the UN;
- Dr Edward Luck, former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect;
- Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi, former Foreign Minister of Algeria, UN envoy and member of The Elders; and
- Margot Wallström, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
UNA-UK prepares a regular newsletter for members of the UN APPG, which aims to bring to the attention of members of both Houses and their staff comment and debates of interest to all those who follow UN developments. Non-parliamentarians are also welcome to sign up to receive this newsletter.
The newsletter also includes write-ups of meetings and briefings prepared by UNA-UK.
prepared by the UNA-UK for members of the UN APPG, aims to bring to the attention of members of both Houses and their staff comment and debates of interest to all those who follow UN developments.
Its objective is to encourage active participation in shaping UN policy responses across the whole range of the organisation's activities.
- See more at: http://www.una.org.uk/newsletters#sthash.ApLGDUpy.dpuf
The United Nations Association of the UK (UNA‐UK) acts as the secretariat for the UN APPG. UNA-UK is an independent charity that provides information and analysis on the work of the UN.
APPG Coordinator: Ben Donaldson (email@example.com, 020 7766 3448)
- UNA-UK has circulated a briefing to assist parliamentarians in preparing for a debate on Britain's commitment to overseas development»9 June 2016
- UNA-UK is delighted to be hosting H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on Friday 5 February.25 January 2016
- The 12 October meeting was hosted jointly between the UN APPG, the APPG on Human Rights and the APPG on the Rule of Law.19 October 2015
- The Government has backed UNA-UK’s calls for a fairer, more inclusive process to select the next UN Secretary-General at a House of Lords»11 September 2015
- Attended by parliamentarians and members of civil society, the meeting explored the future of international development as the world»17 June 2015
- Ambassador Jaakko Laajava, facilitator of the Middle East Zone free of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), has said he»25 March 2015
- Speaking at yesterday’s meeting of the UN All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), incoming UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations,»13 March 2015
- The UK Government has indicated support for an improvement to the process for appointing the next UN Secretary-General that would see»23 January 2015