24 May 2019

"To her credit, the outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has provided vital support for UK aid throughout her premiership - demonstrated by her commitment to an independent Department for International Development and support for 0.7% Official Development Assistance (ODA) to be invested towards reducing poverty for some of the world’s poorest people. 

We hope that whoever succeeds Theresa May as Prime Minister will continue this tradition, which has earned the UK well deserved respect, legitimacy and influence on the world stage.  Meeting the 0.7% promise and having a world respected Department for International Development will enable the UK to focus on tackling poverty, inequality and help protect people and our planet."

ENDS

1. Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development, including Save the Children, Oxfam and Christian Aid. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 400 civil society organisations and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.

2. For further information please contact Maryam Mohsin on 07555 336029 or [email protected]