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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From Isolation to Celebration – ATD Ireland at the 2018 Recovery Walk!

On Saturday 15th September 2018, ATD volunteers joined friend organisations such as NWICTDP or SAOL to walk the Dublin Recovery Walk (an annual event marking the world recovery months). ATD volunteers prepared posters and coined their mottos! "From Isolation to Celebration", "Support Recovery, End Poverty", "My Voice, My Choice, My Recovery", "Our Recovery Matters too"! During the final rally, ATD members were able to speak to Minister Catherine Murphy and they also took time to run a "Your Rights Are Written in Stone" workshop ahead of End Poverty Day 2018 on 17 October! Here are some pictures of the walk and…

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Young ATD volunteers meet UN Deputy Secretary General and the Tánaiste

On Friday 7th September 2018, Kaydee, Loraine and Andrew from the ATD Youth Group "Unity in the Community" met UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J Mohammed and Tánaiste Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. They explained to both of them the project run by them earlier in the year entitled "Ireland, I have a dream". See www.ihaveadream.ie The meeting took place at the Iveagh House during an event co-organised by DFAT, Irish Aid and National Youth Council of Ireland. On the same day the Tánaiste and the Minister Cannon confirmed support for UN reform as the UN Deputy Secretary General was…

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Remembering Phil Barbier

Phil conducted hundreds of wire workshops - here in Dublin It is with great sadness that the ATD International leadership team announced that Phil Barbier passed away on Sunday 1st July in Montreal, where he and his wife Françoise have been living since August 2016. Most of ATD's Irish friends remember that Phil and Françoise worked in the ATD Dublin team from 2006 to 2011. They lived in Dublin with their 3 daughters Amelie, Sophie and Zoe. Phil was 26 when he joined the ATD International Volunteer Corps in 1985, after a few years working as a youth leader in Mons,…

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ATD had a say in the Irish Aid Consultation Process on the new Irish Development Policy

On budget day 10 October 2017, Minister Simon Coveney, T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade announced  that Ireland will produce a new international development policy in 2018. On 12 July 2018 Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Mr. Ciarán Cannon, T.D., Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development launched a public consultation process, inviting written submissions in response to the public consultation paper, and encouraging participation in public meetings to take place in September and early October. The global context has evolved significantly over the past five years. A…

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Our Open Letter to Pope Francis

On the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland on the 25th and 26th August 2018, members of ATD prepared an Open Letter to welcome the leader of the Catholic Church. The letter includes a call on the Irish Catholic Church and its members to become strong activists for the implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development as a way to answer to "the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth". Ahead of the second "Catholic World Day of the Poor" (Saturday 18th November) initiated by Pope Francis,  ATD members invite also the Irish Catholics…

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