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Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Foreign Affairs Council: 16 March 2015 and EU General Affairs Council: 17 March 2015 (24 March 2015)

David Lidington: ...playing a leading role in supporting co-operation in the affected region to end Ebola and ensuring it did not resurge. The Council also adopted Conclusions on the Gulf of Guinea Action Plan, and Mali. Libya Ministers discussed the situation in Libya and possibilities for EU support in the event of a positive outcome of the UN-led peace talks. Ms. Mogherini stressed the need for urgent...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Deployment (23 March 2015)

Mark Francois: ...South Sudan Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden UK support to EU NAVFOR under counter-piracy Op ATALANTA off the coast of Somalia Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Finance (19 March 2015)

Lord Bates: ... Iran 869 Iraq 375 Ivory Coast 45 Jamaica 17 Kenya 37 Kosovo 2 Kuwait 20 Latvia 1 Lebanon 5 Lesotho 2 Liberia 25 Libya 59 Macedonia 3 Malawi 17 Malaysia 2 Mali 3 Mauritania 3 Mauritius 10 Mexico 3 Moldova 2 Mongolia 2 Morocco 13 Namibia 5 Nigeria 144 Korea (North) 4 Pakistan 231 Occupied Palestinian Territories...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Defence Spending (12 March 2015)

Rory Stewart: ...do something about these places now as a coalition, it is just going to get worse. We will be reporting back to the House in two years’ time, and the Nigerian problem will have spread into Chad and Niger; the Libyan problem will have re-exploded back into Mali; Syria and Iraq will be destabilising Lebanon and Jordan even more profoundly than they are now. Unfortunately, in dealing...

Iraq: Nimrud — Question (12 March 2015)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ..., the Assyrian city that stands for so much of Mesopotamia’s history, as the noble Lord said, on a par with the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan in 2001 and the Sufi monuments in Mali in 2011? Is not this destruction of the collective memory of humankind that has just been referred to, and the murder by ISIL of so many of the people who live in that part of Iraq and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Progress since the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict (12 March 2015)

James Duddridge: ...of these crimes from preliminary examination through to appeal. We have supported a number of projects with human rights defenders and NGOs working to end sexual violence in DRC, South Sudan, Somalia, Guatemala, Nigeria, Kosovo, Colombia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Burma. These projects have helped survivors rebuild their lives by accessing justice, legal advice and psychosocial support...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Politics and Government (11 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Menzies Campbell: ...Development, what steps the UK is taking to promote good governance and anti-corruption initiatives in (a) Jordan, (b) Gaza and the West Bank, (c) Turkey, (d) Nigeria, (e) Tunisia and (f) Mali.

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

The Bishop of Derby: ...those businesses. That is producing income that is now being diversified into other sectors such as clothing manufacture, and it is women who have the drive and commitment to make that happen. In Mali, Christian Aid, with partners, has helped 4,000 women to gain access to land. As a result, vegetable production increased by 50%, with women leading and directing the businesses. So it is...

Estimates Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Defence — Defence and Security Review (NATO) (2 March 2015)

Richard Benyon: ...like to be, but I believe we should be looking at that in the context of the Lancaster House agreement. I have learned profoundly to respect France’s defence forces. I have seen them operating in places like Mali. France has its own economic problems, but I feel there is the makings of a good strategy, as it has a footprint in certain parts of Africa and elsewhere which we should be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Deployment (2 March 2015)

Mark Francois: ...usually through the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Over the past five years, UK military personnel have been deployed to four separate UN mandated peacekeeping missions: Cyprus (UNFICYP), Mali (MINUSMA), South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The number of military personnel who have deployed on the various UN operations is set out below: ...

Isil: European Council (23 February 2015)

David Cameron: ...facing not simply a set of countries with broken institutions and extremism, but an extremist Islamist movement that is occurring, obviously, in Syria and Iraq most strongly, but also in Libya, in Mali, and elsewhere. The fact that young girls can be radicalised on the internet in their bedrooms here in Britain and want to travel across the world to join it demonstrates the scale of the...

Isil: Topical Questions (23 February 2015)

Michael Fallon: ...as maritime patrol aircraft are concerned, of course we will look at that capability again in the new review, but we share capabilities with our NATO allies. We helped to lift French troops into Mali and, in return, we share other capabilities with NATO allies.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Mali (23 February 2015)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Mali.

Royal Assent: Destruction of Historic Sites (Syria and Iraq) (12 February 2015)

David Lidington: ...have caused considerable damage, particularly to Aleppo, including air strikes, artillery and barrel bombs. As was the case with the Taliban in Afghanistan and the terrorists linked to al-Qaeda in Mali, we are dealing with an extremist group in Iraq that is seeking to impose iconoclasm on any evidence of religious practice that does not conform to its extremely narrow and perverted...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Training (10 February 2015)

Lord Astor of Hever: At present the UK and the Irish Defence Force cooperate in a limted number of activities, including the UK's support to the EU training mission in Mali and the UK's efforts to counter Ebola in Sierra Leone. However, the Memorandum of Understanding signed by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence and his Irish counterpart on 19 January 2015 contains provisions for greater...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council (29 January 2015)

David Lidington: ...of the EU strategy against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, covering activities in the second semester of 2014; The Council agreed to launch the EU common security and defence policy mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali) on 15 January 2015. It also allocated a budget of €11.4 million for the mission in the period until 14 January 2016; The Council decided to appeal...

Developing World: Maternal and Neonatal Mortality — Question for Short Debate (15 January 2015)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...of access to education and reproductive rights and health. In some countries, girls commonly have to leave school due to pregnancy or for early marriage—that is, if they have attended school at all. I recently visited Mali, which has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world. Half of the girls there will be married before they are 18. In addition to greater vulnerability...

Global Development Goals — Motion to Take Note (11 December 2014)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...15. The reality of this usually means that their education is finished and their prospects curtailed; many are condemned to a life of domestic servitude. Still, every day globally, around 800 women die in childbirth. This was brought home to me when I visited Mali last week. Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world; it has a very high illiteracy rate and many women are married off...

Soft Power and Conflict Prevention — Motion to Take Note (5 December 2014)

Lord Boateng: ...of hard power. When I think of the chaos and suffering caused in the southern Sahel region of Africa by the application of hard power in Libya—a direct result of which has been the destabilisation of large parts of Mali and the fanning of the flames of dissent in so many countries bordering the Sahel—I think of the readiness with which money was found for it, and of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (1 December 2014)

Mark Francois: ...enduring basis, individual personnel or units will rotate through the post, usually on a six month rotation. The number of individuals who have supported operations will therefore be higher. EUTM Somalia This mission started in 2010. Since then the number of UK personnel allocated to it has varied between two and three. It will increase to four in early 2015 and reduce again to three in...

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