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21 Mar 2011 description

Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham announced the =A3500,000 donation in a written statement to Parliament on 21 March.

In the written statement the Foreign Office Minister said:

"The United Kingdom has made a donation of =A3500,000 to the International Criminal Court's (ICC) Trust Fund for Victims.

The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) was established by the States Parties of the ICC in 2002 to benefit the victims of crimes within the Court's jurisdiction.

10 Jan 2011 description

In the first joint exercise performed overseas by the civilian Stabilisation Unit (SU) and the Military Stabilisation Support Group (MSSG), a lasting legacy has been created to help Uganda deal with disaster management.

On Exercise Civil Bridge, civilian teams from the SU and military ones from the MSSG joined forces to work on a disaster preparedness strategy in the bustling town of Mbale, Uganda.

The integrated civilian-military teams on the ground were responsible for completing a real-time evaluation of Ugandan disaster preparedness and planning at the district level.

They met …

29 Sep 2010 description

The UK government is supporting a new social protection programme in Uganda which will help to lift the country's most vulnerable people out of poverty.

More than seven million people live on less than $1.25 a day in Uganda and many more are at risk of falling into poverty due to floods, droughts, illness or unemployment.

A key part of the programme is a cash transfer pilot which will provide small but regular monthly grants to over 600,000 vulnerable people in 95,000 households.

The grants will guarantee that poor people can buy basic necessities like food, uniforms, and …

02 Apr 2009 description

Chairman: Edward Leigh MP

Edward Leigh MP, Chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts, today said: "There are good reasons for the Department for International Development to provide aid to poor people in insecure countries, for it is responding to great need. But there is also a multitude of risks to the successful implementation of over =A31 billion a year of aid in such countries.

"The evidence shows that some of these risks have been realised.

20 Jul 2007 description

The Firmin Sword of Peace has been jointly presented to the British Army and the Kenyan Armed Forces for their work in setting up and developing one of the world's leading landmine awareness centres.

General Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff, presented the Firmin Sword of Peace Award to The International Mine Action Centre (IMATC) on Wednesday 18 July 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Typically awarded to a British Army unit, the Firmin Sword of Peace has this year been presented jointly to members of the Kenya Armed Forces and the British Army.

22 Jun 2006 description

Event: Chatham House Africa Programme
Location: London
Speech Date: 21/06/06
Speaker: Lord Triesman

24 Feb 2004 description

FOREIGN OFFICE MINISTER MIKE O'BRIEN, WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATE, 24 JANUARY 2004

14 Mar 2003 description

Her Majesty's Government is gravely concerned about the deteriorating situation in Ituri, and increased tension between the Congolese parties to the conflict, and Uganda and Rwanda. This threatens the peace and security of the Great Lakes Region. Following recent progress on implementation of the Global and Inclusive Agreement for a transitional national government in the DRC, it is important that all parties exercise restraint in relation to Ituri.

09 May 2001 description

Following the signature in Lusaka on 4 May of a Declaration of Fundamental Principles for the Inter-Congolese dialogue, Foreign Office Minister, Brian Wilson, said:

28 May 1997 description
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