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Zimbabwe: United Nations

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals the UK has made for action to be taken by the UN on Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement. (204090)

The deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe warrants the highest level of international engagement. In addition to various contacts I have had with UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, we have called on the UN to deploy a Human Rights monitoring mission to Zimbabwe, and strongly supported the inclusion of discussion of Zimbabwe at the UN Security Council meeting on 29 April. We will continue to press for active UN engagement, including the deployment of observers for any second round of the presidential election.