- We regularly visit people living in hostels or socially disadvantaged areas. Often, because of the many obstacles they have faced since childhood, the parents met have children in care, mental health issues and/or addictions. Little by little, ATD builds with them a relationship based on trust and respect. “What helps me the most is meeting people like you, people who don’t judge me, people with who I don’t have to wear a mask, people who have a positive outlook and believe in me.”
- 2017 is a special year for ATD International! It is a year to mark the centenary of the birth in 1917 of Joseph Wresinski, founder of ATD, and the 30 years of the UN #EndPoverty Day initiated in 1987. ATD Ireland will run 4 dedicated projects as part of the global #StopPoverty campaign initiated by ATD worldwide. ATD Ireland’s projects are designed to reinforce the citizens and States commitments towards the 2030 Agenda and the pledge to leave no one behind.
- In 2016 ATD Ireland started with 3 foreign partners a 2016-2017 European project co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme. “Our Voices 2017” is a project aiming to deepen discussions on the future of Europe, underlining the idea of an inclusive social Europe, which is emphasized in the European Social Charter (ESC) and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR) and enhancing participation of people living social exclusion situations on those debates.
- Mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in Ireland on 17 October, and work with the Irish 17 October Committee to coordinate a commemoration on the Custom House quay in Dublin, making sure that the voice of the poorest are at the heart of this event. Visit the Irish 17 October Committee website!
- Promote among Irish stakeholders the newly-adopted “UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights” (Sept. 2012). Based on internationally agreed human rights principles and standards, the Guiding Principles provide practical guidance on how to put into practice the obligations of States to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of persons living in extreme poverty.
- 2015 was a historic year. World leaders met at key summits in September and December to set Sustainable Development Goals and targets to achieve by 2030 that will affect how we tackle issues like poverty, inequality and climate change for years to come. Since September 2015, ATD is very active in Ireland in campaigning for awareness, ownership and implementation of the 17 Global Goals! In 2016 and 2017, ATD supported the creation of the Irish Coalition 2030. Main 2030 Agenda projects developed currently by ATD are the “Magnificent 17” (awareness) and the “Leave No One Behind Conversations” (implementation)
Coalition 2030 Facebook page
ATD marks the 1st anniversary of the 2030 Agenda
2015 “#TellEveryone the #RolesWePlay to #LeaveNoOneBehind” project
#Croke21 – a #COP21 Community Climate Summit project