19 December 2021

Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond, the UK network for organisations working in international development said: 

“The Secretary of State already holds a huge portfolio as she leads both the UK’s foreign policy and humanitarian aid and development assistance. There’s a risk with this appointment that the UK’s critical humanitarian and development remit will fall further down the list at a time when the world faces some of the greatest global challenges, including Covid-19 and climate change.

"Now is a good time to revisit the need for a Minister for International Development so that this decision doesn’t come at the expense of the world’s most marginalised communities.” 

ENDS 

Notes to editor 

  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 from across the UK, and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.
  2. For further information or interviews please contact Maryam Mohsin on 07555 336029 or [email protected]