Developing Countries: Education and Health

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 9th October 2020.

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Photo of Alexander Stafford Alexander Stafford Conservative, Rother Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to use the UK’s G7 Presidency to help deliver a global commitment to strengthening health and education systems.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Strengthening global health and education systems is a priority for the Government. As the Prime Minister made clear to the UN General Assembly, the UK will use our G7 Presidency to create a new global approach to health security, based on his five-point plan. The Government has also been clear that girls' education is a top priority. To achieve this, we are strengthening global education systems amongst other interventions. The UK's G7 Presidency presents a unique opportunity to advance both of these agendas. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is working closely with other government departments to define the objectives for the UK's G7 Presidency in 2021. These will be shared in due course.

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