Developing Countries: Politics and Government

International Development written question – answered on 21st November 2011.

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Photo of Tony Cunningham Tony Cunningham Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department will continue to support (a) the Humanitarian Leadership Development Programme and (b) other initiatives that build humanitarian leadership.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Government attach high priority to improving leadership in international humanitarian activities, as set out in its Humanitarian Policy "Saving Lives, Preventing Suffering and Building Resilience" (a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House). For example, we are working with the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Inter Agency Standing Committee to support a strengthening of leadership within the humanitarian sector at all levels.

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