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  1. "I am very pleased to be able to finish my time in New York with a session on Colombia, one of our greatest success stories"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  2. "Let us not forget: A prosperous, stable Iran is beneficial us all, in the region and beyond"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  3. "We have taken these steps to restrict the income the DPRK uses to fund its prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile programs"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  4. "As our world becomes more connected, so too will the challenges that we face. So to succeed, we must confront them together"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  5. "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is one of the greatest diplomatic successes in recent memory"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  6. "The delivery of cross-border aid provides a lifeline for millions...who would be impossible to reach in a sustained manner from within Syria"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  7. "I once again reaffirm our strong support for renewed peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians as soon as possible"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  8. "I repeat the United Kingdom’s call for North Korea to allow human rights actors immediate and unhindered access to assess the human rights situation"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  9. "Today I reaffirm our strong support for renewed peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians as soon as possible"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  10. "We condemn, in the strongest terms, North Korea’s actions and its continued pursuit of its illegal ballistic missile and nuclear programme"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  11. "The UK stands ready to support the region’s work to bring an end to the conflict and suffering in South Sudan"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  12. "Let us stand together in our commitment to end the exploitation of human beings and safeguard the dignity of those who are most vulnerable"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  13. "We will not cease in our efforts to stop the use of chemical weapons"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  14. "Make no mistake, the JIM has succeeded; it is Russia that has failed"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  15. "It’s clear that Libya now faces a simple choice: a future of stability and security or a return to a past of violence and uncertainty"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  16. "We meet today at a crucial time for global displacement with the number of people forcibly displaced at an all time high since the Second World War"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  17. "The challenge is to talk about women and peace and security when our agenda is Syria, or Somalia, or South Sudan"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  18. "Russia’s action will not stop us from working with our partners to find justice for the victims of chemical weapons."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  19. "The absence of famine is not the absence of need. Hunger by any other name is still hunger"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  20. "We very much hope that the UN will be better equipped to build and sustain peace, to respond to crises, and to deliver support for development"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  21. "UN peacekeeping missions are not meant to stay the same. They are meant to evolve alongside the conditions on the ground"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  22. "We remain committed to partnering with Nigeria and its neighbours to degrade and defeat Boko Haram"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  23. Until the regime sees that diplomacy, not duplicity is the way forward, we must use all of our diplomatic tools to bring pressure to bear on Pyongyang

    • FCO
    • Speech
  24. UN Security Council emergency debate on North Korea: Matthew Rycroft's speech

    • FCO
    • Speech
  25. "Women have spent too long enduring and surviving these crises; it’s long past time for them to play their fullest part in solving them."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  26. In a world where North Korean missile tests seem routine, let me be clear: this is not business as usual.

    • FCO
    • Speech
  27. "All Member States must recognise and respect that there can be no ifs, no buts: sanctions agreed in this Council are legally binding"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  28. "The Arms Trade Treaty will remain central to the United Kingdom’s approach to preventing irresponsible trafficking in arms"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  29. "After generations of hostility, blood & tears & in the wake of years of pain and wars, we are determined to bring an end to the bloodshed & sorrow"

    • FCO
    • Speech
  30. "Make no mistake, this is a crisis of human creation; a crisis that South Sudan’s leaders have had six years to prevent."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  31. "We must all work together – the United Nations, this Council, the countries and organisations of Africa - to address the root causes of conflict."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  32. "DPRK clearly intends to threaten directly an ever greater number of States, and indirectly the whole world."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  33. "There’s an unprecedented demand for multilateral responses to global challenges – and the international system must evolve to keep up."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  34. "Questions on the British Indian Ocean Territory have long been a bilateral matter between the UK and Mauritius. "

    • FCO
    • Speech
  35. "If we are to defeat Daesh we must hold them to account for their actions."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  36. "If we aren’t taking steps to address climate change, we are fighting with one hand tied behind our back."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  37. "These are the cold, calculating actions of a regime that chooses to starve its fellow Syrians into surrender."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  38. "We’re meeting today as South Sudan spirals deeper into crisis."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  39. "This cannot become the new reality of warfare."

    • FCO
    • Speech
  40. "Ending sexual violence in conflict is central to peace building, conflict prevention and reconciliation."

    • FCO and PSVI
    • Speech