ATD in 2o15 in 2×15 ATD Events!

Take time to re-discover the year 2015 of ATD Ireland in 2x15, so 30 events! Event 1: We welcomed the new year with our long term friends of the Ballymun ACORN group at their annual dinner! Event 2: ATD Ireland was part of the 12 NGOs invited by Irish Aid and Dochas to meet Amina Mohammed, the special advisor of Ban Ki-moon in the preparation of the 2030 Agenda! Event 3: We took part in the launch of the European Year for Development oranised by Dochas in January 2015. Michael D Higgins' speech on the day is a speech to remember!…

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The Roles We Play, Here and There: Making a Commitment to Implement the Global Goals!

12 hours before the end of 2015, the European Year for Development, and 12 hours before the official start of the 2030 Agenda in 2016, ATD Ireland launched a #GlobalGoals booklet. The booklet gives an account of the social media campaign: "The Roles We Play, Here and There" funded by an EYD2015 grant! Download now the booklet! As 2015 comes to an end, and with it the 15-year cycle of the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations officially will usher in – on 1 January 2016 – an even more ambitious set of goals to banish a whole host…

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#NewYearsGoals: before the end of #EYD2015, #TellEveryone about the #RolesWePlay for the #GlobalGoals!

2016 will launch the Sustainable Development Goals, a shared global agenda created at the United Nations to reach a world where people and the environment thrive, where no one lives in poverty, and where everyone lives with opportunity. The first step to reach these global goals is to ensure that the world knows about them. Through Instagram, many people and organizations are telling the story of the global goals, sustainable development issues, and the important work of the global citizens who work tirelessly to build a better world. - See more at: http://unfoundationblog.org/16-instagram-accounts-to-follow-in-2016-for-the-globalgoals/#sthash.CyH91eua.dpuf 2016 will launch the Sustainable Development Goals, a…

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To change everything, we need everyone! Our Season’s Greetings

Dublin, Christmas 2015 The story of the nativity is a story about hope and change coming from a vulnerable family. 2015 was one of these years with many stories calling for big changes and giving hope. On Christmas eve, one motto of these calls for a needed transformative process keeps coming back in our minds: to change everything, we need everyone. This motto started to trend after being used in the open letter published in The Guardian (Sunday 7 September 2014) by a group of major global NGOs ahead of the 2014 People's Climate March : "There is only one ingredient that…

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Download the 2016 #EndPoverty Calendar!

On 20th December 2015, International Human Solidarity Day, ATD Ireland and other members of the Irish 17 October Committee launched its 2016 #EndPoverty Calendar. In 2015, a number of high level summits formulated new approaches and new goals to #EndPoverty, protect the planet and limit the #ClimateChange. These events provided all of us with an opportunity to reshape our priorities, and to re-think our place in the world. In 2016, let’s start the work, to get the job done by 2030! Let's make every day, an #EndPoverty day! Here, you can now download a pdf version of this calendar! This calendar…

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Misean Cara and ATD are launching an International Human Rights Handbook!

In advance of this year’s Human Rights Day, ATD and Misean Cara launch a new handbook "Make Human Rights Work" to help everyone take action for human rights. For the first time in history, the handbook translates a set of United Nations (UN) principles on human rights and poverty situations into action points that we all can use to affect change. Spearheaded by Franciscans International and ATD International, with support from Irish Aid through Misean Cara, and Edmund Rice Development, dozens of grassroots organisations worldwide, and individuals with a lived experience of poverty, have created a handbook to make human rights…

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COP21: Linking climate action and sustainable development – never without, or against, people living in poverty.

Discover how ATD will be involved in #COP21 in Ireland and in France:  ATD's #COP21 programme! Follow ATD International advocacy at the #COP21: Linking climate action and sustainable development - never without, or against, people living in poverty. Encouraging all stakeholders to exploit synergies between climate change responses and sustainable development strategies, ATD Fourth World’s international advocacy emphasizes 5 key recommendations: Place a special emphasis on the bottom 20% to make sure that no one is left behind. In other words, targets should be considered achieved only if they are met for all relevant income and social groups, including the most…

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Make Human Rights Real! Join ATD events for Human Rights Day!

ATD is organising a number of different events to mark Human Rights Day 2015, which falls on 10th December. In the lead-up to Human Rights Day, ATD will welcome two special international guests to Ireland, who will be involved in the organisation’s events between 7th and 9th December: : Janet Nelson – who, after many positions within UNICEF, recently became Vice-President of ATD International; and Bruno Tardieu, a member of ATD International Volunteer Corps, who has worked in the USA and France, and is the author of a new book about ATD. To kickstart ATD Ireland’s programme of events for Human…

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