Female Genital Mutilation and ensuring that the realities
of the lives of women and girls are not ignored in favour of
improving trade links or building regional alliances.
b) The combatting of climate change and other environmental
crises, and reducing their impact on the stability of fragile
states and regions and on international migrant flows.
c) Protecting, defending, and promoting human rights for all,
including LGBT+ individuals who are persecuted across the
d) Reducing inequality within and between nations, working
to combat poverty not just in the interests of the poor and
disadvantaged but to avoid the further growth of instability
based on a sense of deep-seated injustice.
e) Leading in the worldwide response to new technologies -
supporting innovation while addressing issues of privacy,
human safety, and cybercrime.
2. Invest in building strong and effective diplomatic relationships
across the world, allowing the UK to work with its neighbours to
promote national strategic priorities and goals, particularly by:
a) Maintaining the closest possible diplomatic relationship with
the European Union, regardless of the UK's position within
it, including close liaison with the European External Action
b) Building a wide, changing coalition of support on specific
policy priorities, including developing and smaller nations that
share our interests.
c) Establishing a new cabinet committee led by the Foreign
Secretary to drive co-ordinate international policy across
d) If the UK were to leave the EU, increasing the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office budget by nearly £1bn to replace EU
functions that would be lost and to build the relationships
that would be necessary if seeking new deals outside the EU.
e) Publishing a charter for British citizens in crisis overseas and
working with mobile operators to provide people with their
nearest consulate's emergency telephone number by text as
soon as they connect to a mobile network outside the UK.
3. Build on our international obligations to security and defence
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