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STATEMENT: Priti Patel has 'unique opportunity' to fight injustice around the world as new Secretary of State for International Development

Written by Kevin Watkins

Kevin Watkins, Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute, said:

'Theresa May has made a bold commitment to fight what she described as the 'burning injustice' experienced by disadvantaged people in the UK.

'The incoming Secretary of State has a unique opportunity to take that fight to the world stage. The Department for International Development is a global leader in combating poverty, expanding opportunity and tackling inequalities linked to wealth and gender.

'We look forward to working with Priti Patel in ensuring that the UK remains an outward-looking country that works for fairness at home and abroad.'