Date lodged: 29 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that it has an ethical international relations strategy.
Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 6 September 2018
Our International Framework is underpinned by a commitment to Good Global Citizenship. Through our bilateral relationships with other nations we seek to make distinctive contributions in addressing global challenges, sharing our knowledge, skills and technical expertise for global good.
Our international development work focuses on alleviating poverty and we seek to build the UN sustainable development goals into our overseas projects wherever possible. In our partner countries we provide ethical leadership and a positive voice in the world on global issues such as solidarity, tolerance, human rights and climate change. This work is outlined in our Contribution to International Development Report published on Monday 3rd September