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  Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The head of the FCO is the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which is commonly abbreviated to Foreign Secretary.
The FCO was formed in 1968 out of the merger of the short-lived Commonwealth Office and the Foreign Office, the Commonwealth Office having been formed only in 1966 by the merger of the Commonwealth Relations Office and the Colonial Office.
The Foreign Office was formed in March 1782 by combining the Southern and Northern Departments, each of which covered both foreign and domestic affairs in their respective geographical parts of the Kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_Office   (790 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (colloquially called the Foreign Secretary) is a member of the British Government responsible for relations with foreign countries, heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (often called simply the Foreign Office).
On December 2, 2003, the FCO announced eight strategic priorities for the next five to ten years, in its first strategy document: December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
The Commonwealth was notable for its political system, which was a precursor to modern democracy and federation; for its remarkable religious tolerance; and for the second-oldest codified national constitution in the world.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Foreign-and-Commonwealth-Office   (3166 words)

  
 Foreign and Commonwealth Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The FCO was formed in 1968 out of the merger of the Commonwealth Office and the Foreign Office the Office having been formed only in 1966 the merger of the Commonwealth Relations Office the Colonial Office.
The FCO is headed by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth.
The Foreign Office was formed in March 1782 by combining the Southern and Northern each of which covered both foreign and affairs in their respective geographical parts of Kingdom.
www.freeglossary.com /British_Foreign_Office   (425 words)

  
 JRULM: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Pamphlets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Description - The Pamphlet Collection of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is one of the most historically significant parts of the former Foreign and Commonwealth Office Library.
The Foreign Office material consists largely of pamphlets acquired by British ambassadors overseas, and sent back to London as being of value for the formulation of policy.
A substantial proportion of the pamphlets - particularly those of the Foreign Office - are believed to be otherwise unrepresented in libraries in the United Kingdom.
rylibweb.man.ac.uk /data1/bs/text/foreign.html   (244 words)

  
 Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Foreign and Commonwealth Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
UK government department established in 1782 as the Foreign Office.
It promotes British business overseas (jointly with the Department of Trade and Industry through British Trade International), and is also responsible for protecting UK interests and citizens abroad, and (together with the Home Office) for entry clearance.
Jack Straw was appointed foreign secretary in June 2001.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Foreign+and+Commonwealth+Office   (166 words)

  
 Foreign and commonwealth office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/foreign_and_commonwealth_office   (161 words)

  
 UK National Audit Office press notice - Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Contingent Liabilities in the Dependent ...
The National Audit Office examination was undertaken against a background of the earlier support to the Gibraltar Pension fund (NAO report HC 227 of 1989-90), an internal review by the Foreign Office of the management of the Caribbean Dependent Territories in 1991 and the setting up of a Ministerial group in 1992.
The Foreign Office have undertaken or promoted a number of significant initiatives since 1991 to identify and minimise the risk of contingent liabilities in the Dependent Territories.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have promoted new financial regulatory legislation and are seeking to ensure that the Territories meet international standards.
www.nao.org.uk /pn/979813.htm   (895 words)

  
 Foreign And Commonwealth Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
That applies to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Northern Ireland Office.
The British FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) should be re-named the CFO (Commonwealth and Foreign Office) and that the Commonwealth network should be...
Among humanities students, the BBC was followed closely by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Civil Service fast stream.
www.wikiverse.org /foreign-and-commonwealth-office   (475 words)

  
 Guide to departments - Foreign and Commonwealth Office
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes UK interests abroad and works with international bodies to support a strong world community.
The FCO is responsible for the conduct of business with other governments and international organisations.
The FCO also provides practical advice to British people travelling abroad about travel, security and health conditions in countries they are planning to visit.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page1493.asp   (467 words)

  
 British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Expands Contract With Global Crossing
The FCO's network is the largest outsourcing project ever awarded by the organisation, providing high-speed voice, data and messaging services to over 11,000 users in British Embassies, consulates and high commissions worldwide.
The FCO project is also designed to provide the British Government with cost-effective connectivity that exploits the reach of Global Crossing's worldwide IP-based network and supports the growing volume of traffic generated by the Internet and the FCO's intranet.
FCO staff at all appropriate locations will be able to use the Firecrest office automation system over the network.
www.globalcrossing.com /xml/news/2001/september/21.xml   (969 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 8 Jul 2004 (pt 22)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials are also in regular contact with the Syrian Government on this issue.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what position was taken by the British Government on Nepal at the 2004 meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights; and what the text was of the chairperson's statement on Nepal.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library the most recent review of (a) his Department's pay systems, (b) the pay systems of the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible and (c) the departmental equal pay action plan.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200304/cmhansrd/vo040708/text/40708w22.htm   (1145 words)

  
 British High Commission - Negara Brunei Darussalam - Information Section (ARCHIVE)
A speech on the relations between Islam and the West by Foreign and Commonwealth Minister of State, Peter Hain MP, was delivered by Deputy Under Secretary of State, John Shepherd at the Wilton Park "Islam and the West: Common Values and Interests Conference on Monday 22 November.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, gave a speech at the Conference about the way the UK is seen by the rest of the world.
Commonwealth Finance Ministers were today invited to the United Kingdom for their annual meeting in 2002 by Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Melanie Johnson.
www.brunet.bn /org/britain-brunei/information/archive.htm   (3615 words)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel
This is the first time that the details of what the Foreign Office can – and can't – do to help British people in trouble abroad have been set out in a single document.
We have official FCO Travel Advice notices for over 200 countries based on the most accurate and up-to-date information available to us.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has teamed up with talkSPORT, the UK's number one commercial radio station, to provide a World Cup news service that keeps fans up to date with all the latest information during the build up to the tournament and when the football starts in June.
www.fco.gov.uk /travel   (564 words)

  
 Bad Dreams: Exploitation and Abuse of Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia: APPENDIX B
Letter to the Parliamentary Relations and Devolution Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, from the Clerk of the Committee, 23 September 2003
One of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's core functions is to provide consular assistance and support to British nationals overseas, and information and advice to their families.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials in London and Riyadh kept in close contact with their families and briefed them on consular visits.
www.hrw.org /reports/2004/saudi0704/15.htm   (974 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 1 Sept 2004 (pt 1)
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not aware of any UK nationals who are shareholders in either of these companies.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 15 July 2004, to question reference 184114, what financial assistance was set aside by (a) the Government and (b) the European Union specifically for facilities for the joint benefit of Greek and Turkish Cypriots in the town of Famagusta.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent a total of £23,192 on Special Advisers' travel expenses during the period 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200304/cmhansrd/cm040901/text/40901w01.htm   (996 words)

  
 Redhotcurry.com - Galleries. The Stunning Interior to the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth office
The Foreign & Commonwealth office website at www.fco.gov.uk provides a wealth of information on those travelling abroad.
Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, and the FCO team make good use of the visitor access by continuously showing videos explaining the work of their office.
The FCO promotes internationally the interests of the UK and works to contribute to a strong world community.
www.redhotcurry.com /entertainment/galleries/fco.htm   (584 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 20 Apr 1999 (pt 11)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what new steps he is taking to improve communication between the national parliaments of Europe.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the action proposed to be taken by the European Union as a result of the declaration on the middle east peace process at the Berlin European Council.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the role of the EU in assisting a negotiated settlement in the middle east.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/cm199899/cmhansrd/vo990420/text/90420w11.htm   (1309 words)

  
 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (commonly referred to as Foreign Secretary) is a member of the British Government responsible for relations with foreign countries, heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (often called simply the Foreign Office).
This position came into existence in 1968 with the merger of the functions of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs, and their associated departments, into a single Department of State.
The current Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is the Rt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary_of_State_for_Foreign_and_Commonwealth_Affairs   (1213 words)

  
 CASBAH: Records of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors
Responsibility for the Commonwealth Institute was among the functions inherited from the Commonwealth Office.
The ODA remained a distinct element within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its organisation was largely unaltered.
In 1982, responsibility for the Government Hospitality Fund, which provided hospitality for foreign heads of state and ministers visiting the United Kingdom, was transferred from the personal responsibility of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to that of one of the junior ministers of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs.
www.casbah.ac.uk /cats/archive/138/PROA00004.htm   (757 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 1 Dec 1997 (pt 4)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the dates and times of (a) the meeting of the European Council and (b) the Inter-Governmental Conference held in Amsterdam in June; and what in each case was the smallest number of (i) Ministers and (ii) officials attending a session.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what studies he has undertaken of the effect of the increase in the use of qualified majority voting procedures under the Treaty of Amsterdam on the use by the European Parliament of its powers in these areas; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what has been the average wait for an interview for (a) visa and (b) entry clearance at Her Majesty's High Commission in Lagos for each of the last three years.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/cm199798/cmhansrd/vo971201/text/71201w04.htm   (1114 words)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Human Rights
Human rights remain at the heart of the foreign policy agenda and the UK works through international forums and bilateral relationships to spread the values of human rights, civil liberties and democracy which we in the UK demand for ourselves.
deals with the place of human rights in foreign policy and outlines main issues of contention - torture, religious freedom, equality, death penalty, child rights and freedom of expression.
Former Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, undertook to publish an annual report on human rights from 1998 onwards.
hrpd.fco.gov.uk   (370 words)

  
 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth is a member of the British Government responsible for relations with foreign countries.
This position came into existence in 1968 with the merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices into a single of State.
See also Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations Secretary of State for the Colonies Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
www.freeglossary.com /Secretary_of_State_for_Foreign_and_Commonwealth_Affairs   (340 words)

  
 Public Services Performance: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Improve effectiveness of the UK contribution to conflict prevention and management as demonstrated by a reduction in the number of people whose lives are affected by violent conflict and a reduction in potential sources of future conflict, where the UK can make a significant impact.
Positive foreign perceptions of the UK and the Government's policies.
The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is responsible for the delivery of this PSA.
www.hm-treasury.gov.uk /performance/FCO.cfm   (567 words)

  
 Employer Profiles : Foreign and Commonwealth Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Today’s Foreign Office needs people who have an interest in international affairs, who can understand complex issues and who are dedicated to serving the interests of British people.
The purpose of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is to work for the UK’s interests in a safe, just and prosperous world.
The FCO is responsible for the conduct of business with other governments and international organisations, for the protection of British citizens abroad and for promoting the UK, its commercial and other interests, across the world.
www.blackandasiangrad.ac.uk /companyprofiles/recruiters/fco   (319 words)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Home
The purpose of the FCO is to work for UK interests in a safe, just and prosperous world.
Announcing the publication of the FCO Departmental Report 2006, Margaret Beckett said: 'The Report makes clear the commitment of FCO staff and records the concrete and specific benefits they have delivered over the past financial year.'
The Minister for Europe has launched a new 'Britain in the EU' section of the FCO website, and a Guide to the EU.
www.fco.gov.uk   (277 words)

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