In Parliament.

Here we’ll keep you up to date with what’s going on in Parliament, including relevant debates, FCDO questions and APPG events.

APPG Events
Please check back for upcoming APPG events in Parliament.

Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 12 noon
  • *Lord Mann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of democracy in Belarus.
    APPG
    • 17:00 Virtual Zoom APPG ON THE UN GLOBAL GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. AGM. Please contact browngb@parliament.uk to register your attendance or for more information on the APPG
    Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 12 noon 
    • *Lord Mann to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of democracy in Belarus.
    APPG
    • 09:30 Virtual APPG FOR ZIMBABWE. AGM. We will be joined by Dr Alex Vines, Director of Chatham House’s Africa Programme who will speak to the APPG after the AGM business is concluded. Please RSVP to jonny.oates@parliament.uk
    • 17:00 Virtual APPG ON KAZAKHSTAN. AGM. To join the meeting please connect on Zoom Meeting ID: 836 9701 8508 Passcode: 028427 at 1655hrs. To register and receive Zoom instructions please Contact Bob Stewart MP via e mail: bob.stewart.mp@parli

    Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 12 noon
    • *Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the emergence of pandemics and environmental degradation.
    Thursday 25 February 2021 at 12 noon
    • *Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans the Build Back Better Business Council has to prioritise the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
    APPG
    • 14:00 Virtual APPG FOR SUDANS. An update on the situation in Sudan. Speaking. Dr Arif Noor, Sudan Country Director, Mercy Corps Mohanad Hashim, Sudanese Radio and Television Corporation, Formerly BBC World Service Cameron Hudson, Atlantic Institute, Formerly Special Advisor to the US Special Envoy for Sudan. For joining details, please email pattersonj@parliament.uk
     
    Monday 1 March 2021 at 1.00pm 
    • *Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any requests from Commonwealth countries to discuss reciprocal pension agreements in the last two years; and if so, which countries have made such requests
    Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 12 noon 
    • Lord Khan of Burnley will be introduced
    Thursday 4 March 2021 at 12 noon
    • It is expected that there will be four balloted Questions for Short Debate taken in Grand Committee. The ballot will close on Tuesday 23 February, to be drawn on Wednesday 24 February.
    Monday 8 March 2021 at 1.00pm
    • *Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of women holding elected office in the United Kingdom.
    Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 12 noon 
    • *Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to strengthen the role of the World Health Organization to support the management of future pandemics. 
    • *Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase women’s equality globally
    Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 12 noon
    • *Baroness Wilcox of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) women, and (2) groups which represent women, are included in the development of their policies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
    Thursday 11 March 2021 at 12 noon  
    • †*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether issues relating to global population growth will be on the agenda for COP26; and if so, what proposals they have to address any such issues.
 
Other
  • VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE WITH AMBASSADORS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST | FEBRUARY TBC BGIPU will host a virtual roundtable during which Ambassadors from the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq TBC) will provide overviews of the situation in their home countries and comment on dynamics in the region. The presentations by Ambassadors will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and discuss themes of interest. If you would like to take part in this meeting please contact Lucy Nash on nashl@parliament.uk
  • VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE ON DISARMAMENT FOR SECURITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT| 9 MARCH 1100 BGIPU and Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) will host a virtual roundtable at 11am on 9 March. Experts who contributed to the handbook will join Lord Hannay and Baroness Blower to provide Members with an overview of the parliamenta sustainable development. The meeting will also provide a platform for discussion of disarmament issues of particular importance to the UK in 2021.
  • VIRTUAL BRIEFING WITH MSF AND ICRC ON THE CONFLICT IN TIGRAY | MARCH TBC BGIPU will partner with MSF and ICRC on a virtual briefing on the conflict in Tigray between the Tigray Regional Government and the forces supporting the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. There will be presentations by HM Ambassador to Ethiopia (TBC) and Heads of Delegation from ICRC. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss themes of interest. If you would like to take part in this meeting please contact Lucy Nash on nashl@parliament.uk

Parliamentary Debates
Find out about upcoming debates in Parliament, we’ll also be uploading links to Hansard for relevant debates we think might be of interest to you.

Links to recent debates:

Science and Technology: International Development – Tuesday 19 January 2021

Select Committee on International Development Volume 687: debated on Thursday 14 January 2021

International Development and Gender-based Violence Volume 684: debated on Thursday 26 November 2020

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act 2015 Volume 808: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2020 in the Lords

International Development Volume 678: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2020

Merger of Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Volume 678: debated on Tuesday 14 July 2020

Merger of Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Volume 678: debated on Wednesday 8 July 2020

International Development Volume 677: debated on Thursday 18 June 2020

International Development Volume 677: debated on Wednesday 10 June 2020

International Development Volume 675: debated on Wednesday 29 April 2020

International Development Volume 672: debated on Wednesday 4 March 2020

International Development Volume 670: debated on Wednesday 29 January 2020

FCDO Questions
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