Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 18th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development 2:45 pm, 18th December 2017

We will certainly do that and comply with the Grand Bargain—we were a driving force behind it. That is why we have set out that preparedness and resilience ought to be a key part of the UN’s mission. We have said that and withheld a proportion of its core funding to ensure that it lives up to it. That is also why we are the largest contributor to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the central emergency relief fund. We recognise the importance of that and will continue to live up to our obligations.