Labour Party Annual Conference

The Labour Party supports political parties in new and emerging democracies through its Westminster Foundation for Democracy programme.

We work together to ensure the values of democracy, freedom, justice and human rights are shared across the world.

As one of the oldest and most established social democratic parties in the world, Labour has long sought to share experiences and build alliances with like-minded parties across regions.


We do this by supporting bilateral projects with other parties and by building regional and thematic networks. Throughout, we focus on working with women and young people; two groups that are often overlooked and marginalised in the political process.

Where we work

We work in countries all over the world, but predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa, the Western Balkans and the Middle East.

How we're funded

Labour receives funds from the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with additional funding from the Department for International Development.


WFD builds the capacity of parliaments and political parties; delivering parliamentary work itself whilst providing the resources for the Westminster based parties to do the latter.


The funding from WFD enables Labour to run projects and programmes with political parties and regional networks designed around their specific needs.

Related links

To read about the Labour Party's wider international work, please visit the Labour Party's international page.

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