An interview with Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening

An interview with Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening

Gender equality, environmental sustainability and the power of youth: the International Development Secretary talks about her hopes for the Youth Summit and Global Goals. #YouthSummit. Our goals. Our voice. Our future. The sound of drums echoes around the halls of the Department of International Development on Whitehall. The air is buzzing with the energy of more than 250 youth volunteers. We are here to be part of the change, to tell International Development Secretary Justine Greening about the global issues we care about, and to share ideas about how to implement the Global Goals, or Sustainable Development Goals. All of us have volunteered as part of International Citizen Service; we have worked with young people across the world to fight global poverty and we have seen that there is more that unites us than divides us. At the start of the 2015 Youth Summit, Vix Anderton and Kwame Sekyere interviewed the International Development Secretary to hear her views on a range of issues and the importance of the summit. Her passion for her work at the Department for International Development, the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and the power of engaging young people in the fight against global poverty was clear from the outset. You can watch the full interview or read the report below. With thanks to International Service ICS alumna Josh Ho for creating this film.  Secretary of State, do you believe that in order to receive aid, countries should show commitments to human rights? We place a huge priority on human rights and it’s a big part of our programming and how we deliver projects...