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Will Ireland Score 17 Global Goals?

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01 october 2015

It was a proud moment for Ireland. Standing on the podium in the United Nations General Assembly, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced Ireland's commitment to a new global deal, negotiated under Irish leadership. Read more

World leaders agree new plan of action for the world

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26 september 2015

By Hans Zomer "Global challenges need global responses." That was what Taoiseach Enda Kenny said as he took to the stage at the United Nations on 25 September 2015. In doing so, he addressed the largest gathering of Prime Ministers and Heads of State... Read more

25 September 2015: UN agrees to "Leave No-One Behind."

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25 september 2015

Hans Zomer blogs from the UN Summit in New York where world leaders are meeting to agree the new Global Sustainable Development Goals A group of representatives of Irish NGOs have arrived in New York where, today, the193 member countries of the Unite... Read more

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The UN, Global Poverty and 'The Vision Thing'

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08 june 2015

Previously published at The Huffington Post UK. This week, the United Nations gave us a sneak preview of a new global agreement to address poverty, inequality and climate change. The so-called "Zero Draft" document is the result of many months of di... Read more

The space for civil society in the Sustainable Development Goals negotiations

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30 march 2015

Guest blog by James O'Brien* Just when you think the Post-2015 process has simplified into one streamlined process, it reveals itself to have new and challenging depths, complexities and acronyms. Things became a little clearer in January. We know th... Read more

EYD 2015

Why is 2015 the European Year for Development?

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18 december 2014

Next year, 2015, will be the European Year for Development. Since the early 1980s, the European Union has been designating thematic European Years, to highlight specific issues of relevance. And this is the first time that the EU has dedicated an EU... Read more