A key priority for the UK government at UNGA was building broad-based support for the new Iraqi government and for international action to confront ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) and tackle Islamic extremism. Read about the UK government response to ISIL.
Alongside the Prime Minister, ministers from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Department for International Development attended UNGA.
News and announcements
The UK is leading a mission to defeat the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, and called on governments at UNGA to join its action plan.
The UN summit on climate change saw major initiatives on climate, as over 120 leaders gathered to offer high level political support and momentum to efforts for a global climate deal at the key Paris summit in December 2015.
Representatives from the Friends of Syria, including UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, met with Syrian National Coalition President Hadi al-Bahra to demonstrate collective support for the moderate opposition led by the National Coalition.
The UK is stepping up humanitarian support for Syrian families caught in the crisis, as unrest from ISIL extremism continues to threaten the region.
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Read more about UNGA
Find out more about the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on the UN website.