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19 Oct 2012 description

The Foreign Office has published new reporting on 28 Countries of Concern, along with updates on the case study countries featured in the annual human rights report. The quarterly updates cover the period from July to September 2012.

The 2011 Human Rights and Democracy Report is online to make it as accessible to the public as possible. It highlights the UK’s human rights policies and concerns on key issues, and features 28 Countries of Concern where the FCO has the most serious wide-ranging human rights concerns.

29 Oct 2011 description
  1. Effective and cooperative action to secure long-term food security and improved nutrition in developing countries is a priority shared by all Commonwealth countries, as reflected in the Perth Declaration on Food Security Principles. The humanitarian crisis now affecting the Horn of Africa is a tragic reminder of the chronic food insecurity that afflicts many parts of that continent.

12 Apr 2002 description

Commenting on tomorrow's ruling by the Boundary Commission arbitrating on the position of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Baroness Amos, Foreign Office Minister for Africa, said today:

"Tomorrow's ruling represents the most important milestone to date in the peace process.

"We welcome the Ethiopian and Eritrean Governments' public commitment to accept the Commission's decision and look forward to the next phase of the peace process - the physical demarcation of the border.

"With our international partners we will continue to support UN and …