Greening reappointed at DFID

15 May 15

Justine Greening has been reappointed as international development secretary in Prime Minister David Cameron’s UK government reshuffle.

Speaking after the appointment was made, Greening said that she would work in the role to agree new global development targets to replace the UN’s millennium goals, which expire this year.

She was proud to continue in the role, she added.

‘This is a crucial year for international development as the world is set to agree new global poverty targets, including a standalone goal on women and girls, that will guide action for years to come. I will ensure the UK remains at the forefront of this work to create a better world for us all.’

Other appointments to the Department for International Development include former Conservative party chair Grant Shapps as a minister of state, while Desmond Swayne has also be re-apponted to the department.

In a number of moves announced yesterday, it was also confirmed that Baroness Verma will move from her junior ministerial role at the Department for Energy and Climate Change to a similar post at DFID.

  • Judith Ugwumadu
    Judith Ugwumadu

    Judith writes about public finance, public services and economics across Public Finance International and Public Finance. She previously undertook reporting stints at Financial Adviser, Global Security Finance and The Sunday Express.

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