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Foreign Secretary marks first anniversary of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative

The Foreign Secretary and Angelina Jolie

Foreign Secretary William Hague discusses his Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, which he launched on 29 May 2012 with UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie. A year on from the launch, he discusses the actions the UK has taken and work still to be done to tackle sexual violence in conflict. Follow on Twitter @FCOHumanRights Follow on Tumblr

Foreign Secretary’s Christmas and New Year message

Foreign Secretary William Hague looks back on the year, and ahead to 2013. The Foreign Secretary, William Hague said: “2012 has been a remarkable year. Britain and the Commonwealth have celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen who today visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, her last engagement of this jubilee year. “The UK also welcomed the world during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the legacy of which … Read more »Foreign Secretary’s Christmas and New Year message

Foreign Secretary in Canada

Foreign Secretary William Hague talks about his visit to Ottawa for bilateral talks with Canadian Foreign Minister Affairs John Baird, and the importance of the UK-Canada trade relationship.

Welcome to London 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomes participants, visitors and audiences from around the world to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Welcome to ‘UK for Iranians’

Foreign Secretary William Hague’s message on the launch of ‘UK for Iranians’; the UK government’s new digital channels for Iranians. Transcript: Hello! Two weeks ago, the film ‘A Separation’ triumphed at the Academy Awards, which was a good example of the strong cultural links between Iran and the United Kingdom.  And last year in 2011, there were important festivals in Edinburgh and London that celebrated Iranian art and culture. There … Read more »Welcome to ‘UK for Iranians’

New Year message

Foreign Secretary William Hague has described 2011 as an extraordinary year, and said that 2012 may turn out to be just as challenging. William Hague (Foreign Secretary):  Hello from the British Foreign Office in London. Well it’s been an extraordinary year in 2011, one of the busiest years in foreign affairs that people can remember either here in the Foreign Office or many other more experienced Foreign Ministers around the … Read more »New Year message

London Conference on Cyberspace

Foreign Secretary William Hague reflects on the London Conference on Cyberspace. The conference brought together governments, business and civil society with an aim to accelerate the debate on our digital future. The conference revealed.a hunger amongst delegates for addressing he issues. His message to governments is, you don’t own the internet, and that it is important to recognise the tidal wave of demand for freedom of information. His message to … Read more »London Conference on Cyberspace

UN General Assembly 2011

In his latest video blog Foreign Secretary William Hague describes the progress achieved during this year’s UN General Assembly Ministerial Week.

Foreign Secretary discusses aims of historic conference on Libya

The Foreign Secretary said that today’s conference is an historic step, describing it as a chance for the world to start to pull together on working towards a stable Libya, and a “very important opportunity for the National Transitional Council to set out their plans for a free democratic and inclusive Libya in the future”. TRANSCRIPT:     Hello, well I’m on my way today, as is the Prime Minister … Read more »Foreign Secretary discusses aims of historic conference on Libya

Foreign Secretary’s video blog: Why the Horn of Africa matters to the UK

In his latest video blog the Foreign Secretary said that there is great economic opportunity in Africa if countries are able to develop their infrastructure and develop more open political systems and independent judiciaries. “Those are things that Britain must work with those African nations to achieve.” TRANSCRIPT: William Hague:  Hello, well everybody knows that much of what we’ve been engaged in in the Foreign Office in London this year … Read more »Foreign Secretary’s video blog: Why the Horn of Africa matters to the UK