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Browsing: Alan as Minister (46)
Alan is first to Palestine

As Minister for International Development, Alan was the Coalition’s first representative to visit the West Bank, on a Government visit from 26-28 October. At the centre of the visit was a meeting with the Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister...

Alan meets Palestinian President

Alan, as Minister of State for International Development, met Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, at a UN summit last week. At a crucial time for the Middle East, Alan discussed Britain’s aid to the region. Alan was in New York for the summit, a...

Alan and Bill Gates Fight Global Poverty

In what has been hailed as a landmark meeting, Bill Gates, co-trustee of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, yesterday met Alan, as Minister of State at the Department for International Development, and other UK Parliamentarians to discuss glob...

Alan is first to Bangladesh

Last week, Alan, as Minister of State at the Department for International Development, became the first Minister from the Coalition Government to visit Bangladesh. He was in the country from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th July. Mr Duncan met the Pr...

Alan delivers Chatham House Speech on Yemen

Yemen: Political Dynamics and the International Policy Framework The Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP As a personal Friend of Yemen for more than 20 years I’m grateful to be speaking at this timely and important event today, albeit I regret the deteriora...

Alan delivers Carnegie Speech in Washington D.C.

Carnegie Endowment, Washington D.C., 14 December 2010 The Right Honourable Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State, International Development Development, Diplomacy, Defence: an Integrated Response to Conflict and Fragility Overseas Good morning. ...

Alan delivers House of Commons Speech on Water and Sanitation

Text of Adjournment Debate Speech in House of Commons Wednesday 15th December 2010 The Minister of State, Department for International Development (Mr Alan Duncan): I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Bath (Mr Foster) for raising thi...

Alan delivers terrorism speech

On Wednesday 16th March, Alan delivered the Keynote Speech at the Royal United Services Institute Conference (RUSI) in London. The video of the speech is available to watch below: ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE CONFERENCE TERRORISM: UK Threats ...

Alan announces £331 million Nepal aid

The Minister of State for International Development, Alan Duncan, launched the Government’s new operational plan in Kathmandu, Nepal on 9 March 2011. This plan commits the UK government to working in Nepal over the next four years (2011-2015), wi...

Relief as Alan gets Red Nose

Alan was interviewed by a group of children who helped him get in to the Red Nose Day Spirit on Friday 18 March. The visit was organised by First News, a weekly children’s newspaper aimed at 7-14 year olds. The children presented him with a very ...

Alan supports International Women's Day in Nepal

On Tuesday 8th March Alan lent his support to the 100th anniversary of the launch of International Women's Day. Falling during his trip to Nepal as Minsiter of State for the Department of International Development (DFID), Alan recorded this video...

Alan interviewed by Exchange Magazine

Exchange Interviews the Rt. Hon. Alan Duncan MP Minister of State for International Development March 2011   EXCHANGE: Minister, it seems like the British foreign policy has put a strong emphasis on providing direct support to British business...

Alan contributes disaster management article to The Guardian

Preparing for future shocks – disaster risk reduction in Nepal The Guardian, Friday 15th April 2011 There is no denying it, natural disasters are on the increase. The past 18 months has seen devastating earthquakes in Haiti, New Zealand and Ja...

Alan supports immunisation programme

On Friday 12th May Alan met with representatives of Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) to back their calls for greater funding for immunisation projects focussing on children in poor countries. Speaking alongside Save the Childr...

Alan discusses Bangladesh development projects

Alan discussing his recent visit to Bangladesh as International Development Minsiter.  

Alan visits Bangladesh

A dash of hope and a morsel of resilience from Bangladesh As Minister for International Development, in June Alan paid his second DFID visit to Bangladesh. The visit this time took him further afield, to severely climate affected areas, and to vi...

Alan meets Belfast schoolchildren

On Thursday 15th September 2011, Alan visited two schools in Northern Ireland which are participating in a scheme to foster cultural and academic links between schools in the UK and the developing world. Children at Holy Family Primary School and ...

Alan is first to Tajikistan

Alan became the first British Minister to travel to the Central Asian country of Tajikistan in October when he visited DFID projects in the region as International Development Minister. The trip coincided with the 20th Anniversary celebrations of...

Alan meets Nobel Prize Winner

On Thursday 15th December Alan and Foreign Secretary William Hague met Tawakul Karman, this year’s co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and prominent Yemeni journalist turned activist. Yemen continues to suffer from political instability, povert...

Alan presents international award to school

On Thursday 26th January, Alan visited Cardinal Heenan Catholic Sports College in Liverpool to award its students with the British Council's prestigious International School Award. The award, which is the highest in its category, recognises the ex...

Alan meets the Pope

On Wednesday 15th February Alan was granted an audience with Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican as he took part in a ministerial delegation visiting the Holy See to discuss a range of issues with their counterparts. The two day visit followed on fr...

Alan delivers arms trade call

In a speech to the International Institute for Strategic Studies on Thursday 17th May, Alan called on the international community to rally around an effective Arms Trade Treaty restricting the sale and abuse of weapons to repressive countries. As...

Alan visits Syrian refugees

Alan has become the first British Minister to visit the Syria-Jordan border since the unrest began last year. As Minister of State for International Development he visited a refugee centre where he spoke to families who had fled some of the worst ...

Alan supports development legislation

On Friday 13th July, Alan gave the Government's support to a Private Member's Bill which, if successful, would have enshrined in law the UK's commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on overseas development. The Bill was proposed by Labo...

Alan answers MPs' questions on Syria

On Wednesday 11th July, Alan appeared before the House of Commons at his regular ministerial session in order to answer MPs' questions on overseas development. As Minister for International Development, Alan's remit covers the Middle East, which h...