Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Appointed as UK Minister for the Commonwealth and the United Nations

Following the recent elections in the United Kingdom, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has been appointed as the Minister for the Commonwealth and the United Nations at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) with direct responsibility for the Overseas Territories (OTs).

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Appointed as UK Minister for the Commonwealth and the United Nations

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Following the recent elections in the United Kingdom, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has been appointed as the Minister for the Commonwealth and the United Nations at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) with direct responsibility for the Overseas Territories (OTs).

Lord Tariq Ahmad’s responsibilities will include:

·       All FCO business in the House of Lords

·       The Commonwealth (as an Institution)

·       The UN, Peacekeeping, Conflict and International Criminal Court

·       Overseas Territories (excluding Falklands, Sovereign Base Areas and Gibraltar)

·       The Caribbean

·       Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

·       Human Rights and Modern Slavery

·       National Security: Counter Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism and Cyber

·       International Energy Security policy

Also, it has been announced that Lord Michael Bates has been re-appointed as the DFID Minister for the OTs.