§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the forthcoming UN world conference on human rights in Vienna on 14 to 25 June.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The United Kingdom is closely involved in the preparatory process leading to the world conference on human rights, due to be held in Vienna 14–25 June 1993. United Kingdom objectives at the conference will be to promote universal adherence to existing standards, to explore ways to improve their implementation, and to examine the relationship between human rights, democracy and development. The United Kingdom will also work to ensure that, among other issues, the conference addresses the rights of women, children and the disabled.