Labour’s International Activity

The Labour Party has a long history of international work and established links with many parties around the world. Our international links help us support the Labour Party's progressive international policy agenda and share best practices with other parties.

The Labour Party’s International Unit maintains and develops relations with sister parties and represents the Party at the European and international level through the Party of European Socialists and Socialist International.

The Labour Party believes Britain’s international role must be an extension of our vision at home – to promote our national interest, secure growth and champion our core values of equality, social justice and opportunity for all.  This resonates in the way Labour engages with our global partners – ensuring our security, working to reform Europe and helping to alleviate poverty, protect human rights and promote democracy.  If you would like to contribute to the development of Labour’s international policies, click here.

The Labour Party is joined by around 300 international guests for its annual party conference.  We organise a programme of briefings and events for international guests from sister parties, the diplomatic community and international organisations. Invitations are sent directly to sister parties and embassies.

The Labour Party has an active network of overseas members represented by Labour International.


Westminster Foundation for Democracy



Each year, the Labour Party receives funds from the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to support like minded parties in new, fragile and emerging democracies.

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