Members of the Lords, including a former ambassador and a board member of Unicef, debated UK’s international relations in the light of Brexit, including its future engagement with the UN and the United States, and the report from the International Relations Committee on 'The UK and the UN: Priorities for the new Secretary-General', in the House of Lords on Thursday 26 January.
This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Howell of Guildford (Conservative), chairman of the Lords International Relations Committee, and opened by Lord Jopling (Conservative), member of the committee.
Members taking part included:
Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Conservative), minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth office, responded on behalf of the government.