Bond statement in response to the appointment of Rory Stewart as the Secretary of State for International Development

Stephanie Draper, CEO for Bond, the UK network for civil society organisations working in development and aid, said:

“We thank Penny Mordaunt for the crucial leadership shown during the sector safeguarding crisis, and for championing the importance of disability and inclusion during her time as Secretary of State for International Development.

We look forward to working with Rory Stewart who has been a strong supporter of aid and development for many years now. We hope DFID will continue to lead on safeguarding and disability inclusion, and also show leadership on a poverty-focused development agenda that champions the importance of the SDGs, both here in the UK and globally, and works to reach the world’s poorest and most marginalised people by prioritising good quality aid and development.”


Notes to Editors

  1. Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. 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 or interview please contact Maryam Mohsin on 07555 336029 or [email protected]