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Nepal: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 168070, tabled on 24 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether British Embassy staff in Nepal receive training on local religions, patterns of discrimination and conflict between religious groups and the interaction of religion with society.

Answered on

6 September 2018

​British Embassy staff in Nepal covering human rights receive training on international human rights issues, including freedom of religion and belief. We have also arranged multi faith breakfast meetings with religious leaders to allow staff to explore religious themes with faith leaders. This is further supported by engagement, by our staff, with NGOs, civil society and academics working on religious freedom issues, both in Nepal and London.

Online learning on Religion and Diplomacy is available to all Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) staff.