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Baroness Janet Whitaker

Labour Peer

Biography: Baroness Janet Whitaker was created a Life Peer in 1999 after a career in publishing and the civil service, where her last post carried national and international responsibility for gender discrimination; this included leading the national delegation to the Fourth UN Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Baroness Whitaker was a member of the Select Committee on the European Union subcommittee on social policy and migration, the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the draft Corruption Bill. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party International Development Committee and the Labour Party International Development Liaison Peer. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of Transparency International
UK; the Council of the Overseas Development Institute; and the Advisory Board of the British Institute of Human Rights. She is a trustee of UNICEF UK and Vice-President of the One World Trust. In addition to her role as Vice-
Chair of the UN All-Party Group, Baroness Whitaker is Vice-Chair of the All- Party Groups on Overseas Development and on Ethiopia.

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Membership of Select Committees: none

Membership of other APPGs :Overseas Development (Vice-Chair), Ethiopia (Vice-Chair)

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