An international development agenda for the next Irish Government – Dóchas Submission to Political Parties

The next General election will come at an important time in Irish history. Next year Ireland will celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Rising, a momentous point in Irish history which gives us an opportunity to reflect on and re-think Irish priorities as a country and Irish ideas of how to shape a future. The next elections should reflect that Ireland is part of an international community and that Ireland is, in fact, “a global island”. In September 2015, world leaders will agree a new set of global priorities, a ‘recipe’ for a better world. They will change the landscape of…

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#ShareHumanity: ATD prepares the World Humanitarian Summit

The World Humanitarian Day 2015 will be commemorated on August 19th. . On this occasion, ATD presents its contribution to the ongoing international consultation process ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit to take place in May 2016 in Istanbul. This first World Humanitarian Summit is managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs UN OCHA and will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners such as the private sector. Four main themes have been guiding the consultation process: (1) humanitarian effectiveness; (2) reducing vulnerability and managing risk; (3) transformation through innovation and (4)…

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Tell Everyone “We Have a Plan!”

After months of negotiations, the 193 members of the United Nations have reached an agreement. Late on Sunday night 2nd August 2015, they agreed on the text of the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development." Ireland has played a crucial role in this process, co-facilitating the negotiations to reach this agreement together with Kenya, represented by Ireland’s Ambassador to the UN, David Donoghue. "This new development agenda has 17 goals and 169 sub-targets, ranging from ending extreme poverty and hunger to reducing inequality and tackling climate change. These seventeen goals reveal the scope and ambition of a new 'universal agenda'; a new recipe for…

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17 October, 17 dreams, 17 Goals and 7 billion Roles to Play!

On 1st August 2015 ATD Ireland on behalf of the 17 October Committee (www.17october.ie) launched the project "The Roles We Play, Here and There". Project will promote the new Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted during the "European Year for Development".  "The Roles We Play, Here and There" will also celebrate the contribution of people in poverty in their communities and for the implementation of the new Global News! Project is funded by the ATD Foundation and by the EU through the European Year for Development Sub-Granting Scheme. The scheme is operated by the Civil Society Alliance and Concord. Project "The…

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