The FCO has published a number of other official documents:
The purpose of this strategy is to inform activity by public diplomacy partners and identify a common agenda around which they can focus their collective efforts.
The FCO has also been consulting its stakeholders to find out how we can work for and with them more effectively and you can read the final report prepared by independent consultants.
When the Prime Minister launched the Better Public Buildings initiative in November 2000 he urged ministers and departments across government to work towards achieving a step change in the quality of building design in the public sector. Ministerial Design Champions were tasked with overseeing the production of departmental action plans that would set out how design quality could be improved in their departments. They were to ensure that procedures were in place to encourage the achievement of high design quality and that sufficient resources were allocated to ensure its delivery.
The above document is the FCO's 'Plan for Action' in response to those initiatives. It describes how our estate, both at home and overseas, is looked after and developed and how we propose to maintain the high level of design quality that has been achieved in our most recent new buildings.
The UK ratified the Charter in March 2001 and by doing so undertook to protect and preserve Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Scots and Ulster-Scots as an essential part of the UK's cultural heritage. On 1 July 2002, the UK submitted to the Council of Europe its first report on implementation of the provisions of the Charter.
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