International Assistance

Department for International Development written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Gavin Shuker Gavin Shuker Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the European Commission will be responsible for negotiating the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals on behalf of Member States.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

In line with the General Arrangements for EU Statements in multilateral organisations, once the intergovernmental negotiations start, the UK will negotiate as part of the EU while retaining the right to speak nationally where appropriate.

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