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Christina McKelvie MSP announced as Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development

With a cabinet reshuffle by new First Minister Humza Yousaf, Christina McKelvie has been appointed as Scotland’s Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development. Christina replaces Neil Gray, who held the post from January 2022.

Welcoming Christina to her post, Frances Guy, Scotland’s International Development Alliance CEO said:

“We warmly welcome Christina McKelvie, MSP, as Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and look forward to working closely with her to continue strengthening Scotland’s contribution to global, sustainable development. Christina takes on this role as a critical time to encourage and sustain interest in the Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland, and to ensure a commitment to a decolonised, feminist approach to international development programming.”

Christina was previously the Minister for Equalities and Older People, and has also held roles on the Equalities and Human Rights, Law Reform and Justice committees. She was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2007 and has been the MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse since 2011.

In correspondence with the Alliance, Christina expressed her dedication towards global citizenship, as well as her enthusiasm to engage with members of Scotland’s International Development Alliance, noting particularly her interest in regular meetings with smaller members who she may not have come into contact with before. We look forward to facilitating these relationships, and organising our first session with Christina in the near future.

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