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Foreign and Commonwealth Office and UNA-UK give evidence on UN Inquiry

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04 July 2016

The Committee on International Relations opens a short inquiry on the UK priorities for the new UN Secretary General who will formally take up their position in 2017.

Witnesses:

Wednesday 6 July in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10:30am

  • Paul Williams, Director of Multilateral Policy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Matthew Findlay, Deputy Head of Multilateral Policy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Edward Hobart, Migration Envoy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director of the UK United Nations Association.

Possible Questions:

  • What should be the key UK priorities for the new Secretary-General?
  • What are the implications for the UK’s exit from the EU for its influence and role at the UN?
  • In a time of constrained resources and multi-dimensional global challenges, where can the UN add value?
  • What is the role of the UN in managing the challenge of refugees and migration?
  • How can the UN Secretary-General be insulated from the power politics of members?

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