United Nations APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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The primary objective of the APPG is to raise awareness of the UN among MPs and Peers; about its 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 about the applicability of the UN to the British electorate.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to United Nations

1. United Nations Day on 24 October 2020
22/10/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: celebrating United Nations Day on 24 October 2020, marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Charter

2. United Nations Day: The UK and the UN
30/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 30 September 2019 United Nations Day: The UK and the UN United Nations Day takes place on 24 October

3. Indigenous Languages: Are They in Danger?
05/08/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Working Group on Indigenous Populations at the United Nations (UN) in 1982.1 As part of the international

4. UK/Secretariat of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement: Draft Agreement regarding the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and sessions/conferences of the other treaties [TS No.16/2021]
07/07/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Agre ement between the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the

5. Human Rights Day: 10 December 2018
06/12/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: declaration with 48 states in favour and eight nations abstaining from the vote but none dissenting. The

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Recent Speeches related to United Nations

1. UN Mission in Mali: Armed Forces Deployment
14/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: battlegroup will complete their deployment into the United Nations mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA. Over recent - Speech Link
2: an international peacekeeping force of over 60 nations, led by the Swedish UN mission force commander - Speech Link
3: Mali. They will bolster our standing in the United Nations and will help us in our endeavours to make - Speech Link

2. Union with Scotland
04/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: importance of the union. The UK is a family of nations that share social, cultural and economic ties that - Speech Link
2: of one of the most successful partnerships of nations. The Prime Minister has created the Cabinet Committee - Speech Link
3: need to deliver formal representation for our nations and regions”in a reformed House of Lords - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Co-ordination with Devolved Administrations
08/07/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: co-ordinate relaxing Covid-19 restrictions across the United Kingdom; and what assessment they have made of - Speech Link
2: taken after full discussion between the four UK nations. England might call 19 July “freedom day” and end - Speech Link
3: rules across the four nations should be the same wherever possible. All four nations have previously said - Speech Link

4. Korea
30/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: peninsula, and we are an active member of the United Nations Command, which continues its important work - Speech Link
2: aggressor ensures the survival of free and democratic nations. The war lasted three years, with 3 million deaths - Speech Link
3: lieutenant-general, was of course signed on behalf of the United Nations Command. The period since then has been punctuated - Speech Link

5. UN Peacebuilding Fund: Financial Support
10/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: financial support they will provide (1) to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, and (2) to other peacebuilding - Speech Link
2: Lords, the United Kingdom has been one of the first and biggest supporters of the United Nations Peacebuilding - Speech Link
3: multilateral agencies, particularly with the United Nations, and have engaged directly at the most senior - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to United Nations
1. United Nations
asked by: Lord Balfe
15/02/2021
... and (2) the decision by the UN to designate 2021 as the International year of Fruits and Vegetables.

2. United Nations
asked by: Ruth Jones
21/04/2021
... what recent discussions he has had with the leadership of the United Nations.

3. United Nations: Coronavirus
asked by: Wendy Chamberlain
09/06/2020
... what the purpose is of the £20 million of UK aid that has been allocated to tackle the covid-19 pandemic through the UN Refugee Agency; when that funding will be spent; how that funding will be spent; and what guidance she has (a) issued and (b) received on the proportion of that funding which will be allocated to NGOs and civil society organisations.

4. United Nations: Taxation
asked by: Dan Carden
06/10/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing an intergovernmental tax body at the United Nations.

5. Myanmar: United Nations
asked by: Stephen Kinnock
09/03/2021
... whether the Government (a) publicly opposes the suspension of Myanmar’s UN representative Kyaw Moe Tun and (b) plans to make a public statement opposing the appointment of any new ambassador to the UN made by the Military junta.

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8 Current APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 30th July 2015
69 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Governance and Inclusive Leadership , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Lord Hannay of Chiswick Portrait
Lord Hannay of Chiswick
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Coussins Portrait
Baroness Coussins
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Modern Languages
Baroness Anelay of St Johns Portrait
Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 27th January 2021
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5060.

Email: bottomleyp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Chris Wallace, United Nations Association (UNA-UK) . Tel: 020 7766 3454

Email: wallace@una.org.uk

Secretariat:

United Nations Association (UNA-UK) acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.una.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
30 Jan 2021
Source
United Nations Association (UNA-UK)
Description
Secretariat   From : 30/01/2021 To : 29/01/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
30 Jan 2020
Source
United Nations Association (UNA-UK)
Description
Secretariat   From : 30/01/2020 To : 29/01/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
13 Jul 2018
Source
United Nations Association - UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2018 To : 12/07/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
13 Jul 2017
Source
United Nations Association - UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2017 To : 12/07/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
United Nations Association - UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
United Nations Association - UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the United Nations APPG

Former APPG Officers
Patrick Grady Portrait
Patrick Grady
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow North
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 10th March 2021
Mike Gapes Portrait
Mike Gapes
Chair & Registered Contact
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Ilford South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Loomba Portrait
Lord Loomba
Vice-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Portrait
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships