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UK Mission to the United Nations

New York

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Thematic issues

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

Finance and budgets

The General Assembly's Fifth Committee is the Administrative and Budgetary Committee. It is responsible for scrutinising and approving all budgets for the core functions of the UN.


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.

Management reform and finance

UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The 5th Committee of the General Assembly deals with Administrative and Budgetary issues

Millennium Development Goals

MDG Maternal Health Event

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

Resolving Conflict

Ivory Coast UN Peacekeepers

Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding and post conflict efforts

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 Women

UN Photo/Martine Perret

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