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Diplomatic Service: Females

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 80292, tabled on 23 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, (a) how many UK ambassadors are women and (b) to which countries are they ambassadors.

Answered on

26 November 2021

As of 31 March 2021, 33% of Heads of Missions, Heads of Posts and Governors were women. Further details, including on countries where Heads of Missions, Posts and Governors serve, can be found at https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations.

As part of the FCDO's Inclusion Framework, the Achieving Potential pillar actively supports all staff to achieve their potential. This supports the FCDO's objectives, taking personal action to address barriers faced by groups and individuals and demonstrate all staff are valued for their contributions. The FCDO continues to make progress developing the talent pipeline and supporting participation from under-represented groups in Civil Service Talent Schemes.

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