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Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 28019, tabled on 11 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ensure that continuing progress on Sustainable Development Goal 5 is included in the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

Answered on

16 March 2020

The Government continues to champion girls' education through the 'Leave No Girl Behind' campaign, and at the UN General Assembly in September 2019, the Prime Minister announced £515 million to provide over 12 million children - half of them girls - with a decent education. We will continue to lead the way globally on preventing and responding to all forms of gender-based violence. The Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) International Conference - Time For Justice: Putting Survivors First, will bring together countries from around the world to focus on justice and accountability.

As we conduct the Integrated Review our guiding lights will remain the values of free trade, liberal democracy, human rights and the international rule of law - values for which we are respected the world over. We want to ensure we are a force for good in the world. This means championing basic human rights.

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