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UK Mission to the United Nations

New York

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Development and Human Rights

Climate change

UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

To find out more about the work of the UK Government on climate change at the United Nations

Commission on the Status of Women

Afghan Girls

CSW is a commission of ECOSOC dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women


Women in Timor-Leste wear HIV/AIDS promotional bags distributed by the UN as part of International Women's Day

Find out more about how the UK Government works with the United Nations to tackle global health issues

Humanitarian issues

UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The UK government, has a strong capability to enable the speedy and effective provision of humanitarian relief

Human rights

Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The British Government has made human rights a central theme of its foreign policy.

UN Women

UN Photo/Martine Perret

The General Assembly has created a new agency for gender issues.

Millennium Development Goals

Andrew Mitchell speaks at the MDG Countdown 2011 Event

The UK government has development programmes around the world to help countries achieve the MDGs.

Social policy and development

UN Photo/Mark Garten

Improvements to social policy are a key element of development and the achievement of human rights.

Sustainable development

UN Photo/Ryan Brown

The UK recognises that protection of the environment, international economic co-operation and social development are mutually dependent.

UN held thematic debate on Green Economy

UN General Assembly Meeting on Green Economy

UK announces ambitious targets in transition to a Green Economy.