Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond the UK network for NGOs said:
“We look forward to the prime minister using his majority to deliver on the Conservative Party’s manifesto commitments to help the poorest communities in the world out of poverty, get more girls into quality education and demonstrate global leadership as the UK hosts next year’s UN Climate Change Summit.
"The world is facing some of the biggest global challenges of our time - poverty, inequality, climate change and conflict. The UK has an opportunity to continue to be a major force for good in the world by promoting good jobs, universal health coverage, more children in education, protecting the rights of women and girls and tackling the climate crisis.
"Delivering these commitments means ensuring that aid abides by the rules and first and foremost goes to the people who need it the most. The best way to achieve this is by retaining a standalone Department for International Development, with a secretary of state for international development, that has the expertise, reputation and credibility to get the job done.”
Notes to Editor
- Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 450 civil society organisations and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.
- For more information please contact Maryam Mohsin, [email protected] or 07555 336029