Posts tagged ‘global poverty’
Human rights and a focus on the multidimensional scope of poverty should be at the centre of the agenda that replaces the Millennium Development Goals – due to expire in less than two years’ time – according to a new position from CONCORD’s Beyond 2015 European Taskforce.
One of the major events taking place during the 2013 Irish EU Presidency was a high level international meeting on urban poverty. Many Dóchas members supported this meeting in the realisation that urbanisation is posing major challenges for everyone interested in sustainable development.
Reactions to the latest OECD statistics which show that, despite pledges to the contrary, donor aid budgets are falling.
An anthology of articles on the Iron Lady’s influence on global development.
- Including some surprising meetings with Mugabe, dancing with Kaunda, tracer bullets in Mozambique and meetings with Nigeria’s military dictator.
Also includes a long-forgotten speech on climate change.
Article co-written by Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore; Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice; Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Programme; and Frank Rijsberman, the chief executive of CGIAR, a global agricultural research partnership – published first on Euractiv.
2013 has been named the International Year of Quinoa. But as these articles demonstrate, there is a growing debate about whether the growing demand for this superfood is contributing to growing poverty in Bolivia and Peru. This article provides links to a large number of articles on the issue.
Ireland’s EU Presidency will be able to lead European discussions on the global ‘Post 2015 Development Framework’ – the new global recipe to fight extreme poverty.
Why Dublin is hosting the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty – and why you should take notice.
As the world gets ready to debate what “Framework” should succeed the Millennium Development Goals, this blog post aims to collate some key areas of learning about what works, and what doesn’t, if we aim to ‘make poverty history’.
Presenting a 2-page briefing note: How to recognise an effective NGO