United Nations Women APPG

First Registered: 04/11/2020 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To drive policy change that seeks to: ‘build back better' for women and girls in the UK post-COVID-19; accelerate progress on gender equality and the SDGs in the UK in the lead up to 2030; create game-changing solutions for women's safety in public spaces across the UK.

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Found: International Widows™ Day and the issues facing widowed women around the world. International Widows™ Day International

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Recent Speeches related to United Nations Women

1. UN Mission in Mali: Armed Forces Deployment
14/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: battlegroup will complete their deployment into the United Nations mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA. Over recent - Speech Link
2: conflict. As with many conflicts around the world, women and girls in Mali are disproportionately affected - Speech Link
3: an international peacekeeping force of over 60 nations, led by the Swedish UN mission force commander - Speech Link

2. Afghanistan: Humanitarian Crisis
13/01/2022 - Lords Chamber

1: concerned about the impact of the situation on women, girls and other marginalised groups. Last month - Speech Link
2: that the Answer acknowledges the efforts of the United Kingdom to mobilise the international community - Speech Link
3: the call to action and the new request from the United Nations.I share with the noble Lord that the previous - Speech Link

3. Afghanistan: Humanitarian Situation
15/12/2021 - Written Statements

1: My noble Friend the Minister for South Asia, United Nations and the Commonwealth, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon - Speech Link

4. Conflict in Tigray Region of Ethiopia
25/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: been targeted, and 10,000 women have been raped. Let that sink in: 10,000 women have been raped. The most - Speech Link

5. Yemen: Giving Peace a Chance (International Relations Committee Report)
01/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: and other diseases. In the words of various United Nations agencies, it is the “world’s worst humanitarian - Speech Link
2: not happen again in Yemen. When I was at the United Nations, I visited those who had to flee their homes - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to United Nations Women
1. United Nations
asked by: Lord Balfe
15/02/2021
... and (2) the decision by the UN to designate 2021 as the International year of Fruits and Vegetables.

2. United Nations
asked by: Ruth Jones
21/04/2021
... what recent discussions he has had with the leadership of the United Nations.

3. United Nations: Taxation
asked by: Dan Carden
06/10/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing an intergovernmental tax body at the United Nations.

4. Myanmar: United Nations
asked by: Stephen Kinnock
09/03/2021
... whether the Government (a) publicly opposes the suspension of Myanmar’s UN representative Kyaw Moe Tun and (b) plans to make a public statement opposing the appointment of any new ambassador to the UN made by the Military junta.

5. Myanmar: United Nations
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
29/04/2021
... to encourage the government of Myanmar to allow the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar to access that country.

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26 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
Jess Phillips Portrait
Jess Phillips
Co-Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Yardley
Joined: 25th August 2021
Apsana Begum Portrait
Apsana Begum
Vice Chair
Labour - Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 25th August 2021
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 25th August 2021
82 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , American Football , Antisemitism , Arctic and Nordic Councils , Armed Forces , Armed Forces Covenant , Assistive Technology , Australia and New Zealand , Autism , Bahrain , Banning Trophy Hunting , Bees and Pollinators , Bermuda , Boys' Brigade , Breast Cancer , British Jews , British Overseas Territories , Canada , Cats , Cerebral Palsy , Channel 4 , Channel Islands , Childhood Trauma , Chile , China , Commonwealth , Crypto and Digital Assets , Cyprus , Darts , Dementia , Diabetes , Digital Regulation and Responsibility , Disability , Dog Advisory Welfare , Down Syndrome , Dying Well , Eating Disorders , Entrepreneurship , Estonia , Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion , Fair Business Banking , Financial Education for Young People , Foreign Affairs , Future of Retail , Global Health , Health , Holocaust Memorial , Hydrogen , Inclusive Entrepreneurship , International Freedom of Religion or Belief , Japan , Learning Disability , Liechtenstein , Limits to Growth , Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness , Media , Mentoring , Montserrat , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Pacific Islands , Pro-Life , Psychology , Pubs , Qatar , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Reserves and Cadets , Russia , San Marino , Serbia , Small Island Developing States , Social Media , Spinal Cord Injury , Street Children , Switzerland , Textiles and Fashion , Thalidomide , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development , Vulnerable Groups to Pandemics , Whistleblowing , Woods and Trees
Angela Crawley Portrait
Angela Crawley
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East
Joined: 25th August 2021
Tulip Siddiq Portrait
Tulip Siddiq
Vice Chair
Labour - Hampstead and Kilburn
Joined: 25th August 2021
Nadia Whittome Portrait
Nadia Whittome
Vice Chair
Labour - Nottingham East
Joined: 25th August 2021
1 APPG Membership
School Food
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Officer
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 25th August 2021
70 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mrs Maria Miller MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5749.

Email: maria.miller.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Rachel Edwards, Office of Maria Miller MP. Tel: 020 7219 5722

Email: rachel.edwards@parliament.uk

Secretariat:

UN Women UK acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.unwomenuk.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
19 Nov 2020
Source
L.E.K. Consulting
Description
Research services   From : 19/11/2020 To : 20/05/2021
Value
£25,501
Date
23 Sep 2020
Source
UN Women UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 23/09/2020 To : 22/09/2021
Value
£25,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the United Nations Women APPG