Join ATD to Mark the Centenary of the Birth of Joseph Wresinski (1917-1988)

On Sunday the 12th February 2017 Join ATD Ireland to mark the Centenary of the Birth of Joseph Wresinski (1917-1988)! Come and join us to make this centenary, a day of action! Programme of the Day At 3pm - Symbolic gathering at the 17 October Human Rights and Poverty Stone on Custom House Quay to pay homage to Wresinski as initiator of the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty and launch of the campaign "We are ONE to STOP POVERTY"! From 4pm to 7pm - "Open House" at ATD Ireland's office with first presentation of the "Wresinski Legacy" travelling exhibition.…

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A new year with a new Leadership Team for ATD International

In a renewal of its international leadership, ATD will see Isabelle Pypaert-Perrin bring her wide-ranging experience to a second term as Director General, while three new Deputy Directors – Bruno Dabout, Álvaro Iniesta Pérez, and Martine Le Corre – will join her to take up responsibilities as of January 2017. ATD Ireland volunteers already had the opportunity to meet 2 members of the new ILT.  Isabelle and Alvaro were in Dublin on 17 October 2016 to mark the UN End Poverty Day! Isabelle and Alvaro in the ATD office in Dublin on 17 October 2016 Martine Le Corre is from Normandy…

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On 1st January 2017, ATD launched the “Wresinski Legacy Project”

2017 is the year of the Centenary of the Birth of Joseph Wresinski, the founder of ATD Ireland. ATD will mark this centenary in many ways. Events, exhibitions and workshops will be organised between the 1st January and the 17 October 2017 to promote the legacy of Joseph Wresinski. For updates about this project, like its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Wresinskilegacy You can also follow the Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/WresinskiLegacy From the 1st of January 2017, a new website about Wresinski's approach to Human Rights and poverty issues will be available on-line.  Between the 1st January and the 12th February 2017, the website will…

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Stop Poverty! The New Year’s Message from Cassam Uteem, the President of ATD International

What if we lived in a society without poverty and social exclusion? What if everyone who sees poverty as inevitable decided to speak out and do something concrete to end it? Last year, the international community adopted the United Nations’ Goals for Sustainable Development. The first of these goals is ending extreme poverty by 2030, making sure to leave no one behind. People and institutions everywhere should insist that this plan be put into action and do what they can to help achieve its goals. In 2016, a number of political movements claimed to speak on behalf of people who feel…

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