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All-Party Parliamentary Group on the UN

The All‐Party Parliamentary Group on the United Nations (UN APPG) is a cross‐party group supporting the aims and ideals of the United Nations. Our primary objective is to raise awareness among MPs and Peers – about the UN; about its myriad contributions across the areas of peace and security, development and human rights; about the scope of international law and its relevance to the UK; and, crucially, about the applicability of the UN to the people who make up the British electorate.

In partnership with UN APPG Officers, UNA-UK sets out the strategic plan for the Group for each parliamentary session and reports back on the activity of the Group to its members. 

The UN APPG meets six to eight times a year to provide a platform for high‐level international speakers.  Recent speakers have included:

  • Ivan Simonovic, former UN Special Advisor on R2P
  • Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General;
  • Sir Nigel Rodley, Member, UN Human Rights Committee;
  • Gareth Evans, Co-Chair, Global Centre for R2P and former Australian Foreign Minister;
  • Adama Dieng, UN Special Advisor for Genocide Prevention;
  • Sir Mark Lyall Grant, UK Permanent Representative to the UN;
  • Dr Edward Luck, former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect;
  • Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi, former Foreign Minister of Algeria, UN envoy and member of The Elders; and
  • Margot Wallström, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Summary of the UN APPG's 2017-18 meetings

Summary of the UN APPG's 2014-15 meetings

Summary of the UN APPG's 2013-14 meetings

Summary of the UN APPG's 2012-13 meetings

Summary of the UN APPG's 2011-12 meetings

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While most of the UN APPG meetings are designated for parliamentarians only to allow free and frank discussion, some meetings are open to members of the public. If you are interested in attending such events, and reading write-ups and briefings relating to parliamentary business on the UN, please email Lauren Muir (


The United Nations Association of the UK (UNA‐UK) acts as the secretariat for the UN APPG.  UNA-UK is an independent charity that provides information and analysis on the work of the UN. 

APPG Coordinator: Lauren Muir (

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Please note: This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the Group.