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United Nations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 2nd February 2010.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK's objectives are for reform of the United Nations.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The Government's key objective is a more efficient and effective United Nations which is able to meet 21st century challenges. Specific areas of reform that the UK is supporting include: reform of the UN Security Council; stronger linkages between peacekeeping and peace building; more effective leadership in, and management of, UN bodies; and implementation of the system-wide coherence agenda aimed at improving the UN's performance in the humanitarian and development fields.

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