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.

APPGs for week commencing 15 November 2021

Tuesday 16 November


10:00 virtual:

Panel discussion on the role of British backed science in the fight against malaria

and NTDs.

Join us and our expert panel to learn more about the important role the UK plays in

supporting global health product development, including through the FCDO’s global

health R&D investment, the impact of PDPs, and the crucial link between PDPs, UK

academia and industry. The panel will feature leading scientists from PDPs including

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases

Initiative (DNDI), as well as researchers working on a cure for Leprosy.

The event will take place via Zoom Webinar.

For further information please contact:



10:00 Jubilee Room

Subject: Strategy Meeting

For members to learn more about the WPS APPG, and help us decide the

programme and strategy for the upcoming year.

Please RSVP to


Wednesday 17 November

10:30 Virtual


Lord Deben will be speaking on ‘COP26 outcomes: what this means for the climate

and for UK global influence

RSVP to: Andrea Speranza for joining details via

Parliamentary contact and Chair: Catherine McKinnell MP


Thursday 18th November


14:00 Virtual

The agenda includes the formal election of Officers as well as an expert panel who

can speak authoritatively about the nexus of government and civil society work, and

showcase examples of collaborative working to ensure support for this most

vulnerable group of children during the pandemic. Expected speakers include:

  • Renate Winter (Panel Chair) – International Judge and former Chair of the UN

Committee on the Rights of the Child who has worked with State parties from diverse

legal cultures on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • Pablo Abdala – Former Parliamentarian in Uruguay and current President of the

Uruguay Institute for Children and Young People

  • Senator Risa – A strong supporter of the Philippines Child Rights Network who was

involved in the process of developing the Philippine National Strategy on children in

street situations

  • Josephine Lubamba – Deputy Director, Gender and Community Services Kampala

City Authority, Uganda, who worked closely with civil society actors during the Covid-

19 pandemic to ensure the protection of children ins street situations

All Members are welcome to attend.

An invite will be emailed separately to each APPG member (and, on request, to any

others who wish to attend) providing instructions on how to join the virtual meeting.

For further information and to request the appropriate links and joining instructions

for the virtual meeting, please contact or the



12:30 pm  Churchill Room, House of Commons


Baroness Hussein-Ece, Co-chair APPG on Population, Development and

Reproductive Health on behalf of the MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign Invites

you to join them as they share key findings from the fourth State of the World’s

Fathers report which reveals global data on how men’s involvement in care work has

shifted during Covid-19, and the importance of change at national policy level as well

as among men themselves.

Speakers: State of the World’s Fathers report authors, Gary Barker, founder and

CEO of Promundo, Nikki van de Gaag, Senior Fellow at Promundo and (More To

Add As Confirmed)

Important Covid-19 Safety Information – The Event Will Be Held In Line With The

Latest Uk Government Advice. Please Note masks Must Be Worn When Walking

Around Communal Parts Of The Parliamentary Estate. Please Read Full Guidance

https://Www.Parliament.Uk/Visiting/Venue-hire/Commons/Coronavirus-update/ Prior

To Your Visit.




Tuesday 16 November 14:00 virtual/room 5 Palace of Westminster

Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Annual Report and Accounts

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:

Afghanistan Vol 699: debated Wednesday 18 August 2021

UK Foreign Aid Programme Volume 813: debated on Thursday 1 July 2021

Foreign Policy and Overseas Aid Co-ordination Vol. 697: debated Tuesday 15 June 2021

0.7% ODA Target Vol 696  : debated Tuesday 8 June 2021

Integrated Review: Development Aid Vol 811: debated Wednesday 28 April 2021

Research and Development Funding Vol 691: debated Wednesday 17 March 2021

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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