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International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 4680, tabled on 18 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what her Department's objectives are for the upcoming Ministerial Conference on International Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Answered on

23 May 2022

The UK-hosted International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in July 2022 will drive forward international efforts to defend FoRB for all. Our objectives are: to raise awareness of FoRB issues; to use UK human rights experience and leadership to improve FoRB for all; to galvanise partner countries and stakeholders to work more closely together; to encourage collective action by partner countries and FoRB stakeholders; and to strengthen the voices and capacity of defenders of FoRB.

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