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Departmental Official Engagements

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to meet the US ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues during her visit to the UK in February. (315193)

The UK remains fully committed to the protection and promotion of all human rights, including the rights of women. We work closely with international partners to promote gender equality and women's rights through international organisations; and through our promotion of women's rights bilaterally.

We are keen to work closely with ambassador Verveer on issues affecting women globally. A decision on who will meet her will be made subject to confirmation of her final travel programme.