World priority

Promoting human rights internationally with the UK Mission to the United Nations

This worldwide priority was withdrawn on 11 May 2015

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The UK government supports human rights, democracy and good governance around the world to increase Britain’s security, to protect British citizens overseas, and to secure political freedom globally.


  • the UK is a strong advocate of human rights, leading efforts to ensure relevant and effective resolutions are adopted on issues such as migrant workers and prison standards at UN bodies such as the Commission of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

  • the UK Mission to the United Nations is addressing human rights development though UN projects and activities