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16 Jul 2018 description

Lord Ahmad publishes Annual Human Rights Report 2017

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Today (16 July) Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

19 Jun 2018 description

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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02 May 2018 description

Communique of the fifth meeting of the biannual UK-Sudan Strategic dialogue was hosted by the Government of Sudan in Khartoum 24 April 2018

The fifth meeting of the biannual Sudan-UK Strategic Dialogue was hosted by the Government of the Republic of Sudan in Khartoum on 24 April 2018, co-chaired by Ambassador Abdelghani Elnaim Awadelkarim, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan, and Neil Wigan, Director for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, accompanied by delegations from both countries.

24 Apr 2018 description

Representatives of the Government of Sudan, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) met in Berlin on 16/17 April 2018 to discuss a pre-negotiations agreement that would serve as a basis for the resumption of peace talks for the Darfur as part of the broader Sudan peace process. The event was hosted by the German Berghof Foundation. The AU/UN Joint Mediator and Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Germany and the United States served as facilitators. Norway and the United Kingdom were present as observers.

24 Dec 2017 description

Khartoum, Sudan, 21 December 2017 - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed a multi-year contribution of £7.5 million (approximately US$9.9 million) spread over three years from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the critical needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, and those anticipated to arrive between 2018 and 2020.

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

09 Mar 2017 description

KHARTOUM, Sudan – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed a recent contribution of £2 million (approximately US$2.5 million) to its programme from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

18 Feb 2017 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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09 Aug 2016 description

The representatives of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States), Germany and the European Union welcome the signing of the Roadmap Agreement by the Justice and Equality Movement, the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), and the National Umma Party. In signing the Roadmap Agreement, these groups have demonstrated a laudable commitment to ending the conflicts in Sudan and moving towards a process of dialogue as a basis for lasting peace in their country.

28 May 2016 description

Joint Statement on Aerial Bombardment in South Kordofan and De Facto Expulsion of OCHA Head

The following statement was issued jointly by the governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway:

26 Apr 2016 description

The 2015 Foreign Office Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy shows that human rights remain at the heart of British foreign policy.

The Foreign Office has issued its Annual Human Rights Report for 2015. The report, published on 21 April 2016, illustrates the priority attached to human rights across the FCO network.

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said:

09 Apr 2016 description

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 8, 2016

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) supports the efforts of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to create a Roadmap Agreement for ending conflict in Sudan.

23 Dec 2015 description

The UK Ambassador, Mr Michael Aron, and the Head of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Sudan, Dr Christopher Pycroft, announced on Monday 14th December the launch of a £10 million climate change and environment programme for Sudan called ‘ADAPT!’. The programme aims to increase the understanding of climate resilience and environmental management in Sudan and to ensure the integration of best practice throughout delivery, planning, and policy. Under the guidance of the UN Environment Programme and working closely with the Minister of Environment, ADAPT!

20 Apr 2015 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 20, 2015

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

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09 Apr 2015 description

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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25 Mar 2015 description

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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12 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

This report provides a UK perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014, and examples of what the government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas. It reviews the situation in specific countries and against the thematic priorities around which our work is organised.

One of the most striking trends of 2014 was the pressure put by governments on civil society organisations in many parts of the world, damaging human rights and the economic interests of those same countries.