British Foreign Policy


"Building a global society means agreeing that the great interests we share in common are more powerful than the issues that sometimes divide us. And critically we must bring to life these shared interests and shared values by practical proposals to create the architecture of a new global society. "
-Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the Lord Mayor's Banquet, November 2007

The UK plays a major role in many areas of foreign policy, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and the Middle East. The UK has made and continues to make significant contributions to the international fight against terrorism.

The UK is also taking a lead on the global issues which affect us all: drugs and international crime; the environment and climate change; human rights and development and humanitarian issues.

Each section also contains the latest relevant press releases and news stories about the topic. Our site is updated daily, using the latest information from the UK.

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UK Foreign Office Blogs

The UK Government Launches New Blogging Platform

FCO Blogging

Welcome to the UK government's new blogging platform. This platform allows UK ministers to engage in a dialogue about international affairs and the work of the FCO - bloggers will include Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Europe Minister Jim Murphy, as well as staff from throughout the organization. The FCO also launched a new YouTube video channel and Flickr photo account.
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