United Nations Women APPG

First Registered: 04/11/2020 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To drive policy change that seeks to: ‘build back better' for women and girls in the UK post-COVID-19; accelerate progress on gender equality and the SDGs in the UK in the lead up to 2030; create game-changing solutions for women's safety in public spaces across the UK.

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 Women

1. Security Council is uniquely placed to support mediation efforts: statement by Lord Ahmad
29/08/2018 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Lord Ahmad The Minister spoke at the United Nations Security Council debate on the Maintenance

2. International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: 6 February 2019
01/02/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: effects on the physical and mental health of affected women and girls.4 There has been international recognition

3. UK national action plan on women, peace and security 2018 to 2022 guidance note: peacekeeping
10/02/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2018Œ2022: Guidance Note Œ Implementing Strategic

4. UK national action plan on women, peace and security 2018 to 2022 guidance note: peacekeeping
10/02/2021 - Stabilisation Unit (SU)
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Found: UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2018Œ2022: Guidance Note Œ Implementing Strategic

5. International Widows’ Day
11/06/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: International Widows™ Day and the issues facing widowed women around the world. International Widows™ Day International

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to United Nations Women

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: conflict. As with many conflicts around the world, women and girls in Mali are disproportionately affected - Speech Link
3: an international peacekeeping force of over 60 nations, led by the Swedish UN mission force commander - Speech Link
4: Mali. They will bolster our standing in the United Nations and will help us in our endeavours to make - Speech Link

2. Yemen: Giving Peace a Chance (International Relations Committee Report)
01/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: and other diseases. In the words of various United Nations agencies, it is the “world’s worst humanitarian - Speech Link
2: not happen again in Yemen. When I was at the United Nations, I visited those who had to flee their homes - Speech Link

3. International Widows Day
19/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: around the world, which was ratified by the United Nations at its 65th General Assembly in 2010. In his - Speech Link

4. Yemen
19/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: mutual redeployment of forces, monitored by the United Nations.As we look forward to Christmas, the - Speech Link
2: on this occasion it will have the support of the United States, which of course is extremely welcome. As - Speech Link

5. Yemen
08/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Secretary spoke to Secretary Blinken in the new United States Administration and to the Saudi Foreign - Speech Link
2: this portfolio. I can absolutely confirm that the United Kingdom’s desire to bring about a peaceful settlement - Speech Link
3: assure the hon. Lady that our relationship with the United States of America remains very strong indeed, and - Speech Link
4: provisions of weapons to the Houthis contravenes United Nations Security Council resolution 2216, and while - Speech Link
5: we have been not just the penholder at the United Nations but an active player in attempting to bring - Speech Link
6: situation in Yemen is of great concern to us in the United Kingdom, which is why we have focused so much on - Speech Link

6. Ethiopia: Northern Tigray Region
02/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: preparedness plan has been prepared by the United Nations. A comprehensive assessment of the humanitarian - Speech Link
2: humanitarian corridor? Will this conform to United Nations principles of neutrality, and will access be - Speech Link
3: airspace? Could he spell out which EU countries the United Kingdom is working with to secure these aims via - Speech Link
4: view that one of the real successes has been the women, peace and security programme run by the Ministry - Speech Link
5: My Lords, may I ask the Minister about local women being asked to be at the peace table, on both sides - Speech Link
6: noble Baroness. The United Kingdom has been at the forefront of involving women peace mediators. Indeed - Speech Link

7. International Development and Gender-based Violence
26/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: norms. While it is predominantly directed towards women and girls, it also impacts men and boys. Across - Speech Link

8. United Nations General Assembly 2018: IRC Report
06/09/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: from the International Relations Committee The United Nations General Assembly 2018 (4th Report, HL Paper - Speech Link
2: My Lords, this is the second report on the United Nations and its affairs from your Lordships’ International - Speech Link
3: dealing with the modern crisis that is wars within nations such as Syria and other Middle East countries, - Speech Link
4: he stressed that the UK is second only to the United States in our financial contribution to the UN - Speech Link

9. International Human Rights Day
10/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: to participate in, and (2) to promote, the United Nations’ International Human Rights Day on Thursday - Speech Link
2: International Human Rights Day with activities in the United Kingdom and overseas. My right honourable friend - Speech Link
3: Day, but not for trans people. In the United Kingdom, trans women and trans men face unrelenting organised - Speech Link
4: during conflict? Covid has contributed to putting women in more danger of being abused and of their rights - Speech Link
5: answer to my noble friend is: absolutely. PSVI and women, peace and security are central to our thinking - Speech Link

10. Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women
16/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, what plans they have, if any, to put forward a - Speech Link
2: the BackTo60 campaign for pensions justice for women born in the 1950s. The Government have until 6 March - Speech Link
3: development of a shortlist of suitably qualified women who could be nominated by the FCO to such bodies - Speech Link
4: the British member on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. It is very important that - Speech Link
5: 2018 I attended the Commission on the Status of Women. I found it incredibly useful, and our voice was - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to United Nations Women
1. Overseas Aid
asked by: Baroness Tonge
... and (viii) UN Women.

2. Females: Homelessness
asked by: Rosie Duffield
... for women and girls who are homeless.

3. Western Sahara: United Nations
asked by: Liz Saville Roberts
... if he will propose a motion to the United Nations Security Council requesting the United Nations Secretary-General appoint a Personal Envoy to Western Sahara.

4. British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty
asked by: Baroness Whitaker
... when they expect to receive it.

5. Sino-British Joint Declaration
asked by: Lord Pendry
... is adhered to.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
Hannah Bardell Portrait
Hannah Bardell
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Livingston
Joined: 27th January 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mrs Maria Miller MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5749.

Email: maria.miller.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Rachel Edwards, Office of Maria Miller MP. Tel: 020 7219 5722

Email: rachel.edwards@parliament.uk


UN Women UK acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.unwomenuk.org/

Benefits in Kind
19 Nov 2020
L.E.K. Consulting
Research services   From : 19/11/2020 To : 20/05/2021
23 Sep 2020
UN Women UK
Secretariat   From : 23/09/2020 To : 22/09/2021

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