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Call for evidence

The UK’s role in strengthening multilateral organisations

The Committee welcomes written evidence on:

• Vulnerabilities within the governance and procedures of particular organisations the UK government is a member of, and the practical steps required to overcome these.

• In which circumstances the FCO is seeking reform of multilateral organisations? What are the main obstacles to reform of multilateral lateral organisations?

• The role of diplomacy in addressing organisations’ vulnerabilities, with a focus on the performance and approach of the FCO in exerting influence over any reform processes.

• The role of the FCO in co-ordinating UK engagement with multilateral organisations.

• How to best to manage relationships with multilateral organisations, including those with organisations where reform and engagement is not considered to be a viable approach.

[The UN Security Council and UN General Assembly will not be considered in this inquiry, nor the Commonwealth and associated institutions]

We are inviting evidence on the above areas and, in particular, would welcome views on any of the following organisations:


OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe)

UN OHCHR (Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights)

WHO (World Health Organisation)

ICC (International Criminal Court)

WTO (World Trade Organisation)

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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