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Office for Conflict, Stabilisation and Mediation

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 146637, tabled on 24 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to her letter of 21 March 2022 to the International Development Committee entitled Update on FCDO structures, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the leadership changes outlined in that letter on the newly launched Office for Conflict, Stabilisation and Mediation, announced in the letter of 9 February 2022 from the Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to the International Development Committee; and to which Director General that Office will report to.

Answered on

30 March 2022

We are witnessing a profound geopolitical shift following Russia's unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine. The FCDO is adapting its internal leadership arrangements and structures to ensure it is equipped to meet immediate and long-term global challenges. Implications for specific Directorates/teams are under review.