§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they and other Commonwealth states are able to act in support of the Moluccas Peace Ageement of February; if so, what form of support is being given; and whether international aid is available to those internally displaced by the earlier conflict. [HL3126]117WA
§ Baroness Amos
We welcome the recent agreements brokered by the Indonesian Government between the warring factions in both Maluku and Sulawesi to end the fighting.
The Department for International Development has pledged more than £4 million to help to establish the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Conflict Prevention and Recovery Unit in Jakarta. The unit will build up capacity in conflict reduction and recovery in the provinces torn apart by ethnic conflict. The British Government have also recently funded a series of conflict reporting training workshops in various provinces in Indonesia. We will continue to work with the Indonesian authorities and UNDP to promote reconciliation and offer practical assistance where we can.