Thank you to all the supporters who took part in our 2018 Christmas Raffle!

The ATD Christmas Raffle is over! For every €5 donated from 24th November and before the 25th December 2018 supporters of ATD secured for them selves one entry ticket in the raffle! We collected €2515 and 503 tickets were given out! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GIFTS! The winners of the 10 prizes have been informed! The lucky numbers are: 1st Prize - 281 - 2nd Prize - 131 - 3rd Prize - 4 - 4th Prize - 9 - 5th Prize - 195 - 6th Prize - 398 - 7th Prize - 91 - 8th Prize - 447 - 9th…

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Ireland marked the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

#UDHR70 - Discover of 15 events or series of events marking the Human Rights Day 2018 in Ireland! From 23rd November to 18th December! 2018 was a very special year to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)! It was the year when the world also celebrated the legacy of four major Human Rights activists and key figures of the second half of the 20th century: Nelson Mandela (#Mandela100), Martin Luther King (#MLK50), Mahatma Gandhi (#Gandhi150) and Joseph Wresinski (#30). For Ireland it is also a time to remember…

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3 month internship with ATD starting in January 2019

ATD Ireland is seeking a motivated person to join their small and dynamic team for a 3 month long unpaid internship. The internship is designed to give an opportunity for dedicated and talented individuals to gain experience working for the protection of human rights, the prevention of discrimination and the promotion of the sustainable development goals through a wide variety of grass roots projects. This internship offers a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working within a local NGO while also gaining experience of how ATD International operates, with teams in 40 countries worldwide. The intern will be involved with…

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Meet ATD Ireland’s Board of Management at the occasion of Irish Trustees’ Week

Ireland’s second Trustees’ Week takes place from Monday Nov 12th to Friday Nov 16th. It aims to recognise and celebrate the key role which volunteer charity trustees play in the governance and leadership of charities across Ireland. It also seeks to encourage more people to become trustees and to highlight the importance of good governance of boards, promote the need for a thorough knowledge of trustees’ roles and responsibilities, education and upskilling of trustees. ATD volunteers and staff members from the ATD International volunteer corps are happy to mark the week, being organised by the Charities Regulator, The Wheel, Charities Institute…

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Ireland marked the 2018 UN End Poverty Day

In October 2018, over 15 events were organised around Ireland to mark the 2018 UN End Poverty Day. The 2018 observance marked the 25th anniversary of the observance of the UN Day since its recognition by the UN in December 1992. In Dublin it marked the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the End Poverty Day Stone next to the Famine Statues. The 2018 Observance took place in a year when the world remembers the legacy of key social justice leaders, among them: Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Joseph Wresinski. 2018 is also the year of the 70th anniversary of…

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Walk As One For A Human Rights Approach To Social Inclusion!

17 November 2018 will mark the 1st anniversary of the adoption by the EU of the European Pillar of Social Rights. 10 December 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. November or December 2018 will also be the time of consultation on the final draft of the new Irish National Plan For Social Inclusion! It's is time to Walk As One to develop a comprehensive Human Rights and Equality based approach of Social Inclusion and make the new National Plan the best ever! Add your name to the list of citizens ready…

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Voices for Dignity – Sing along with ATD on the 2018 End Poverty Day

Download Voices for Dignity – the book Hard copies can be ordered for €15 (covering print and postage for Ireland) via e-mail committee@17october.ie Watch Voices for Dignity – the video “Voices for Dignity” is an event, a book and also a 12 minutes video including images of the annual community gathering at the Dublin Human Rights and Poverty Stone unveiled on the 17 October 2008 on UN End Poverty Day. The video was prepared by a volunteer of ATD Ireland, Coraline Guyot, in spring 2018 ahead of the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the Dublin Stone.  

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The first Irish ‘Leave No One Behind’ Summit

Download here the Working Paper presented at the Summit! Read here the message of President Michael D Higgins to the participants in the Summit! Watch the video message from David Donoghue recorded for the Summit! On Tuesday 17th April 2018, the partners of the Make Ireland Sustainable for All held the first national conference on the Sustainable Development Goals, Human Development and Inequalities. At the conference, David Donoghue, co-facilitator in 2015 of the historic UN agreement on the Agenda 2030, launched the ATD Ireland project: the "Leave No One Behind" Conversations. The Agenda 2030, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the…

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Mark the 3rd Anniversary of the Leave No One Behind Promise with ATD!

The 25th September 2018 marks the 3rd anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which includes the 17 Goals, the Leave No One Behind Promise and the recognition that poverty is the key issue to address for a better future for people and the planet. Worldwide this day is marked as a Global Day of Action, under the #Act4SDGs Campaign www.act4sdgs.org Major events will take place in New York and at the United Nations to reinforce the commitments towards this transformative and needed agenda to secure a better future for all. The Tanaiste Simon Coveney will…

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