Foreign Affairs

In a world capable of achieving so much, it is a scandal that so many still live in poverty, without basic provisions such as freshwater, food, shelter, electricity, sanitation, immunisation and birth control.

The Peoples Party supports:
the active promotion of “western values” – freedom of speech, liberty, ideas, democracy, tolerance, respect and the rule of law
initiatives to improve the governance of failed states, so often good government is sunk beneath layers of corruption and bureaucracy
increasing foreign aid to help ensure that people have the basic staples of life such as clean water and power on which to build prosperity
resolution of conflicts by diplomacy. A historical perpective is vital in stopping war. Matters are seldom resolved by death and destruction
efforts to curtail population growth in and migration from Africa by creating better opportunities and incentives to remain in countries and contribute to their development
foreign aid initiatives that provide education. Along with the Open School, we must establish and fund education projects in developing countries, including the provision of computers, tablets and supporting infrastructure
embracing technology to promote ideas, encouraging the use of smartphones and social media exposes populations to western freedoms and values. We must fund satellite internet, 5G and Wi-Fi programmes to provide free global access to the internet without censorship
ensuring that the education of girls is given the same priority as boys
efforts to reset relations with potential enemies such as China and Russia, looking to their future governance to avoid conflict, and fully integrate countries and peoples in the international communiity
foreign policy initiatives and actions inspired and led by the United States as it compensates for the weakness of the United Nations in delivering global security and development
remodelling of the voting procedures of the United Nations to reflect the contributions of its members to the
organisation’s work
the creation of a global citizenship programme to allow the most talented to best use their skills irrespective of national boundaries
negotiations to create an Atlantic Union between North America and Europe as a basis for greater prosperity, freedom of movement and security
establishing a G7+ freedom of movement programme to allow citizens to live and work freely in member countries

We must do all we can to help people of developing nations achieve economic prosperity and development.

We should deplore the waste of the talents of people who are born into less developed countries. We must do all that we can to allow people to achieve their full potential. In this, education is vitally important. As part of our unique contribution, we must promote the learning of English in these countries.

We must fully engage in international diplomacy and non governmental organisations to promote freedom of speech and the rule of law. We must actively oppose governance by and the influence of organisations such as the Chinese Communist Party, who with reason fear their own people, and seek to control the free flow of information, ideas and debate, repressing their citizens by denying them political rights and freedom of expression.

The world needs a United Nations that works to improve people’s lives who live in developing countries and or under political tyranny. The failure of the current United Nations means that too often, global initiatives fall to the United States and the resolve of the American people to resource the struggle for human rights, freedom and democracy. This can no longer be relied upon. Europe and other liberal democratic countries must step up to take responsibility for shouldering this mission.

We must empower people within developing countries to take responsibility for their governance and help them oust repressive and totalitarian regimes. Progressive groups, especially those seeking to promote women’s rights, must be given every encouragement and active assistance.