Posts tagged ‘Foreign Policy’

Ireland’s EU Presidency is an opportunity to shape the thinking on how to end world poverty

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.

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Fact Sheet: The EU’s budget for Development and Humanitarian Aid

Some facts and figures on the EU’s development cooperation budget. And why EU leaders should protect this budget, as they sit down to negotiate a new EU budget for 2014-2020.

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Continue Reading 08/11/2012 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Trade, Growth and Development

Many aid donors have re-discovered “the market” as a means towards economic development. And as so often before, the aid debate risks getting rid of both the baby and the bath water…

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Continue Reading 13/02/2012 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

Oireachtas members continue to support Overseas Aid

Dóchas key word analysis of Dáil and Seanad debates since 1974 shows growing parliamentary interest in development cooperation.

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Continue Reading 02/02/2012 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

What we blogged about in 2011

An overview of some of the key issues we focused on during 2011.

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Continue Reading 28/12/2011 at 9:04 am Leave a comment

Getting ready for the Irish EU Presidency in 2013

Ireland takes over the six month Presidency of the Council of the European Union in January 2013. What does that mean for Development?

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Continue Reading 07/09/2011 at 12:21 pm 1 comment

Ireland needs a rights-based foreign policy

The formation of a new Government is a unique opportunity for Ireland to develop a new foreign policy, more explicitly based on the fulfilment of human rights.

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Continue Reading 02/03/2011 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

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Today is World Food Day. A day to celebrate that the days of truly enormous famines are over:
Meet "Chocolate Mamas", producers of chocolate in #Tanzania, creating Tanzanian jobs. While #cocoa is grown in West Africa and Asia, most #chocolate (the finished product) is made in Europe or the USA. Meet Jaki Kweka, who is trying to change that.
By creating protected areas and national parks and by limiting the spread of soy bean cultivation, Brazil has managed to drastically reduce the amount of rain forest being cleared.
Costa Rica, #Afghanistan, China, #India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources.
Social change needs empowered citizens, and empowered citizens need occasional encouragement. Great to hear that we're not the only ones who believe in the power of positive news!
50,000 rice farmers in #IvoryCoast are now working with better seeds, improving food security in the West African country. As a result, harvests have increased. Source: World Bank, photo: Jbdodane / CC BY
Sub-Saharan Africa’s first light rail system starts operations. As Ethiopians celebrate their New Year, they also prepare to mark the beginning of operations of a tram system in the #Ethiopian capital #AddisAbaba. Read more:
Going Mobile in #Malawi”. A mobile phone information service established last year to provide timely information to rural poor farmers in a southern African country, has been used nearly half a million times since its launch. Established in Malawi by Gorta-Self Help Africa last year, the ‘321’ voice-activated service provides subscribers to the country’s largest mobile phone network with farm information and advice that they can access at the push of a button. And it’s all free.
10,000 copies of "The World's Best News" were distributed all over #ireland today! See how The Irish Times described our newspaper, and click the link to read all the articles online!

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