U.K. Should Continue Leadership Role In Advancing Global Development

The Guardian: Will the U.K. commitment to development become another casualty of Brexit?
Preet Kaur Gill, shadow minister for international development and MP for Birmingham Edgbaston

“…The U.K.’s commitment to development is recognized worldwide and Britain is respected for setting the agenda on humanitarian and development issues within the U.N. We must ensure that this does not become another casualty of the government’s … Brexit deal. [The Department for International Development (DFID)] must think about how it wants to work with others, how it wants to influence the course of international development, and where its engagement and expertise can have maximum impact. The Labour party has set out the new direction in which we’d like to take international development to reach a world that works for the many, not the few. We need a global development agenda that challenges a system that degrades the environment and perpetuates the causes of poverty and inequality. The U.K. should be at the forefront of these efforts as a progressive, outward-looking, global leader on international development” (5/1).

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